Portland, Oregon has 2 special education schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in special education. Portland has a general population of 529,121 and an overall student population of 80,848. Approximately 31,424 of Portland's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Portland State University is the largest special education school in Portland, based on student population. In 2010, Portland State University graduated approximately 43 students with credentials in special education.
A total of 85 students graduated with credentials in special education from special education schools in Portland in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Portland's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $34,496 per year in instate tuition and $41,713 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,480 for special education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,882 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,575.
After graduating with your credentials in special education, if you decide to work as a special education professional in Portland, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,970 special education professionals in Oregon. Of these special education professionals, 810 were working in the greater Portland area. The government projects that the number of special education professionals in Portland will increase by 7% 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 Portland is $51,830 per year, which is lower than the average for special education professionals state-wide.
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