Arlington has a total population of 189,453 and a student population of 4,947. Of these students, 3,480 are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Arlington's largest special education school is Marymount University. In 2010, Marymount University graduated approximately 8 students with credentials in special education.
A reported 8 students graduated with credentials in special education in Arlington in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,620 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for special education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,745 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $25,070.
After graduating with your credentials in special education, if you decide to work as a special education professional in Arlington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 7,140 special education professionals in Virginia. Of these special education professionals, 3,880 were working in the greater Arlington area. By the year 2018, the number of special education professionals is expected to increase by 26% in Arlington. 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 Arlington is $73,730 per year, which is higher than the average for special education professionals state-wide.