Chester has a total population of 36,854 and a student population of 4,814. Of these students, 4,814 are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Chester's largest special education school is Widener University-Main Campus. In 2010, Widener University-Main Campus graduated approximately 19 students from its special education program.
A reported 19 students graduated with credentials in special education in Chester in 2010. In 2009 tuition at special education schools in Chester was $31,840 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for special education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Chester-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
After graduating with your credentials in special education, if you decide to work as a special education professional in Chester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 special education professionals in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Chester area. The number of special education professionals in Chester is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
As a special education professional in Chester, you can expect to make an average salary of $55,980 per year. This is higher than the average salary for special education professionals in the state.