Florence has a general population of 30,248 and an overall student population of 9,199. Approximately 3,957 of Florence's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Florence's largest special education school is Francis Marion University. In 2010, approximately 32 students graduated from the Special Education program at Francis Marion University.
In 2010, 54 students graduated with a special education degree from one of Florence's special education schools. If you decide to attend one of Florence's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $24,772 per year in instate tuition and $32,397 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Florence. And if you live on campus at one of the Florence-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $6,024 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $16,746.
If you plan on staying in Florence after graduating from special education school, you should know that job prospects for special education professionals in Florence, which is the most popular special education profession, are good. In 2010, there were 2,460 special education professionals in South Carolina. Of these special education professionals, 150 were working in the greater Florence area. Florence's special education professional workforce is projected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
As a special education professional in Florence, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,710 per year. This is higher than the average salary for special education professionals in the state.