Akron has a total population of 217,074 and a student population of 27,666. Of these students, 25,959 are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Akron's largest special education school is University of Akron Main Campus. In 2010, University of Akron Main Campus graduated approximately 68 students from its special education program.
In 2010, 90 students graduated with a special education degree from one of Akron's special education schools. Tuition in 2009 at Akron's special education schools was $20,869 per year for instate students and $30,117 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for special education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,697 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,718.
After graduating with your credentials in special education, if you decide to work as a special education professional in Akron, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 16 special education professionals in Ohio were working in the greater Akron area. By the year 2018, the number of special education professionals is expected to increase by 11% in Akron. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
As a special education professional in Akron, you can expect to make an average salary of $52,850 per year. This is higher than the average salary for special education professionals in the state.