With an overall population of 8,075 and a student population of 5,532, approximately 5,532 of Oakdale students attend one of Oakdale's schools that offer special education programs.
Oakdale's largest special education school is Dowling College. In 2010, Dowling College graduated approximately 235 students from its special education program.
A reported 235 students graduated with credentials in special education in Oakdale in 2010. In 2009 tuition at special education schools in Oakdale was $22,850 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for special education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,200 per year, on average, for room and board at Oakdale-based special education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $26,950.
If you decide to work as a special education professional in Oakdale, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 22,630 special education professionals in New York, 4,070 were working in the greater Oakdale area. The government projects that the number of special education professionals in Oakdale will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a special education professional in Oakdale is $82,340 per year, which is higher than the average for special education professionals state-wide.