Athens has a total population of 21,342 and a student population of 22,647. Of these students, 22,647 are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
The largest special education school in Athens, by student population, is Ohio University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 61 students graduated from the Special Education program at Ohio University-Main Campus.
In 2010, 61 students graduated with a special education degree in Athens. If you decide to attend one of Athens's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $22,905 per year in instate tuition and $31,869 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $873 for special education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,408 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many special education graduates choose to work as special education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are average. There were 7,270 special education professionals working in Ohio and 300 working in the greater Athens area in 2010. The number of special education professionals in Athens is expected to increase by 11% 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 Athens is $51,550 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for special education professionals.