Plattsburgh has a general population of 18,816 and an overall student population of 8,760. Approximately 6,453 of Plattsburgh's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
The largest special education school in Plattsburgh, by student population, is SUNY College at Plattsburgh. Approximately 60 students graduated in 2010 from SUNY College at Plattsburgh with credentials in special education.
In 2010, 60 students graduated with a special education degree from one of Plattsburgh's special education schools. Tuition in 2009 at Plattsburgh's special education schools was $17,645 per year for instate students and $25,545 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $950 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Plattsburgh. And if you live on campus at one of the Plattsburgh-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $9,100 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,391.
If you decide to work as a special education professional in Plattsburgh, your job prospects are good. There were 22,630 special education professionals working in New York and 780 working in the greater Plattsburgh area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of special education professionals is expected to increase by 14% in Plattsburgh. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
As a special education professional in Plattsburgh, you can expect to make an average salary of $52,020 per year. This is lower than the average salary for special education professionals in the state.