With an overall population of 106,632 and a student population of 5,807, approximately 1,887 of Allentown students attend one of Allentown's schools that offer special education programs.
Of the 1 special education schools in Allentown, the largest special education school, by student population, is Cedar Crest College. In 2010, Cedar Crest College graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in special education.
A reported 4 students graduated with credentials in special education in Allentown in 2010. In 2009 tuition at special education schools in Allentown was $28,135 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for special education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Allentown-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $9,321 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,735.
Many special education graduates choose to work as special education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Allentown, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 11,700 special education professionals in Pennsylvania, 750 were working in the greater Allentown area. The government projects that the number of special education professionals in Allentown 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 Allentown is $55,200 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for special education professionals.