Indiana has a general population of 14,895 and an overall student population of 14,836. Approximately 14,638 of Indiana's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus is the largest special education school in Indiana, based on student population. In 2010, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus graduated approximately 34 students from its special education program.
A reported 41 students graduated with credentials in special education in Indiana in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Indiana's special education schools was $19,995 per year for instate students and $28,431 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Indiana. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,558 per year, on average, for room and board at Indiana-based special education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in special education, if you decide to work as a special education professional in Indiana, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 11,700 special education professionals in Pennsylvania, 360 were working in the greater Indiana area. The number of special education professionals in Indiana is expected to 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 Indiana is $49,900 per year, which is lower than the average for special education professionals state-wide.