Colorado contains four schools that offer special education programs. University of Northern Colorado, the highest-ranking special education school in CO, has a total student population of 12,711 and is the 349th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 special education schools in Colorado, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Northern Colorado comes out as the most expensive ($13,530/yr), with Adams State College as the lowest recorded at only $9,493/yr.
Special Education students from Colorado schools who go on to become special education teachers, special education educators, special educators, sign language interpreters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 146,240 people working as special education teachers, secondary school alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $56,420. Also, Special education teachers, middle school make on average $54,750 per year and there are about 102,490 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado alone, there are 1,500 employed special education teachers, middle school earning an average yearly salary of $51,290. Special education teachers, secondary school in this state earn $52,350/yr and there are 1,710 employed.
Also, within the special education schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from special education, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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