With an overall population of 6,185 and a student population of 7,346, approximately 7,346 of Clarion students attend one of Clarion's schools that offer special education programs.
Clarion's largest special education school is Clarion University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, Clarion University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in special education.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a special education degree in Clarion. If you decide to attend one of Clarion's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,210 per year in instate tuition and $23,868 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Clarion. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,884 per year, on average, for room and board at Clarion-based special education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,780.
If you plan on staying in Clarion after graduating from special education school, you should know that job prospects for special education professionals in Clarion, which is the most popular special education profession, are not very good. There were 11,700 special education professionals working in Pennsylvania and 360 working in the greater Clarion area in 2010. The government projects that the number of special education professionals in Clarion 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 Clarion is $49,900 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for special education professionals.