With an overall population of 103,717 and a student population of 18,530, approximately 4,373 of Erie students attend one of Erie's schools that offer special education programs.
Of the 1 special education schools in Erie, the largest special education school, by student population, is Mercyhurst College. In 2010, approximately 47 students graduated from the Special Education program at Mercyhurst College.
A reported 62 students graduated with credentials in special education in Erie in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,351 per year in tuition costs.
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 Erie. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,607 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $28,051.
If you decide to work as a special education professional in Erie, your job prospects are not very good. Erie's special education professional workforce is projected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.