Portsmouth has a general population of 20,909 and an overall student population of 8,944. Approximately 4,300 of Portsmouth's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Shawnee State University is the largest special education school in Portsmouth, based on student population. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from Shawnee State University with credentials in special education.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a special education degree from one of Portsmouth's special education schools. If you decide to attend one of Portsmouth's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,350 per year in instate tuition and $22,694 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,440 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Portsmouth. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,944 per year, on average, for room and board at Portsmouth-based special education schools. Students who live at home 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 Portsmouth, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 7,270 special education professionals in Ohio. Of these special education professionals, 300 were working in the greater Portsmouth area. By the year 2018, the number of special education professionals is expected to increase by 11% in Portsmouth. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
As a special education professional in Portsmouth, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,550 per year. This is higher than the average salary for special education professionals in the state.