Shippensburg has a general population of 5,586 and an overall student population of 8,253. Approximately 8,253 of Shippensburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Shippensburg's largest special education school is Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Approximately 29 students graduated in 2010 from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with credentials in special education.
A reported 29 students graduated with credentials in special education in Shippensburg in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Shippensburg's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,256 per year in instate tuition and $25,692 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for special education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,086 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,558.
If you plan on staying in Shippensburg after graduating from special education school, you should know that job prospects for special education professionals in Shippensburg, which is the most popular special education profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 25 special education professionals in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Shippensburg area. The government projects that the number of special education professionals in Shippensburg 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 Shippensburg is $61,690 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for special education professionals.