California has a general population of 5,274 and an overall student population of 9,017. Approximately 9,017 of California's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Of the 1 special education schools in California, the largest special education school, by student population, is California University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, approximately 19 students graduated from the Special Education program at California University of Pennsylvania.
A total of 19 students graduated with credentials in special education from special education schools in California in 2010. If you decide to attend one of California's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,359 per year in instate tuition and $23,693 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in California. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board at California-based special education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
If you decide to work as a special education professional in California, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 11,700 special education professionals in Pennsylvania, 1,650 were working in the greater California area. The government projects that the number of special education professionals in California will increase by 7% 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 California is $51,140 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for special education professionals.