Lancaster has a general population of 56,348 and an overall student population of 5,789. Approximately 981 of Lancaster's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Lancaster's largest special education school is Lancaster Bible College. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from Lancaster Bible College with credentials in special education.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in special education in Lancaster in 2010. If you decide to attend a special education school in Lancaster, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $15,840.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for special education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,780 per year, on average, for room and board at Lancaster-based special education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Lancaster after graduating from special education school, you should know that job prospects for special education professionals in Lancaster, which is the most popular special education profession, are not very good. There were 11,700 special education professionals working in Pennsylvania and 400 working in the greater Lancaster area in 2010. The number of special education professionals in Lancaster is expected to 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 Lancaster is $58,040 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for special education professionals.