With an overall population of 49,765 and a student population of 12,573, approximately 6,241 of Rock Hill students attend one of Rock Hill's schools that offer special education programs.
The largest special education school in Rock Hill, by student population, is Winthrop University. In 2010, Winthrop University graduated approximately 27 students with credentials in special education.
In 2010, 27 students graduated with a special education degree in Rock Hill. If you decide to attend one of Rock Hill's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $22,066 per year in instate tuition and $32,056 per year in out of state tuition.
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 Rock Hill. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,530 per year, on average, for room and board at Rock Hill-based special education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many special education graduates choose to work as special education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Rock Hill, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,460 special education professionals in South Carolina, 1,780 were working in the greater Rock Hill area. Rock Hill'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a special education professional in Rock Hill is $44,860 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for special education professionals.