Greenwood has a general population of 22,071 and an overall student population of 8,458. Approximately 2,838 of Greenwood's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
The largest special education school in Greenwood, by student population, is Lander University. In 2010, Lander University graduated approximately 9 students from its special education program.
A reported 9 students graduated with credentials in special education in Greenwood in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Greenwood's special education schools was $20,160 per year for instate students and $27,960 per year for out of state students.
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 Greenwood. And if you live on campus at one of the Greenwood-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $8,954 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,860.
Many special education graduates choose to work as special education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Greenwood, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 special education professionals in South Carolina were working in the greater Greenwood area. Greenwood's special education professional workforce is projected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a special education professional in Greenwood is $45,940 per year, which is lower than the average for special education professionals state-wide.