Ashland has a total population of 21,249 and a student population of 6,403. Of these students, 6,300 are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Ashland University is the largest special education school in Ashland, based on student population. In 2010, Ashland University graduated approximately 75 students from its special education program.
In 2010, 106 students graduated with a special education degree in Ashland. In 2009 tuition at special education schools in Ashland was $25,646 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Ashland. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,352 per year, on average, for room and board at Ashland-based special education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Ashland after graduating from special education school, you should know that job prospects for special education professionals in Ashland, which is the most popular special education profession, are average. There were 7,270 special education professionals working in Ohio and 620 working in the greater Ashland area in 2010. The number of special education professionals in Ashland is expected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Ashland is $44,420 per year, which is lower than the average for special education professionals state-wide.