Poughkeepsie has a total population of 29,871 and a student population of 18,858. Of these students, 6,179 are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
The largest special education school in Poughkeepsie, by student population, is Marist College. In 2010, Marist College graduated approximately 129 students from its special education program.
A reported 129 students graduated with credentials in special education in Poughkeepsie in 2010. In 2009 tuition at special education schools in Poughkeepsie was $26,605 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,350 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Poughkeepsie. And if you live on campus at one of the Poughkeepsie-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $11,225 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,095.
After graduating with your credentials in special education, if you decide to work as a special education professional in Poughkeepsie, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 22,630 special education professionals in New York. Of these special education professionals, 940 were working in the greater Poughkeepsie area. By the year 2018, the number of special education professionals is expected to increase by 14% in Poughkeepsie. 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 Poughkeepsie is $65,820 per year, which is higher than the average for special education professionals state-wide.