Valparaiso, IN has one special education school within its city limits. Valparaiso University has a total student population of 4,065. It is the 188th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about special education programs in Valparaiso, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of special education professors at Valparaiso University such as Kurt Acton, Jose Arredondo, Allan Brandhorst, Lydia Brauer, Amy Cramer, and Maryann Dudzinski.
Special Education students from Valparaiso 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 Gary Metropolitan area alone, there are 190 employed special education teachers, middle school earning an average salary of $49,160. Special education teachers, secondary school in this area earn $49,480/yr and there are 230 employed.
Valparaiso lies in Porter county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Gary Metropolitan area has 266,280 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $18.71/hr average worker wage, and a $38,920 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.865 out of every 1000 jobs in Valparaiso are held by special education teachers, secondary school, and 0.705/1000 are held by special education teachers, middle school.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Valparaiso University ends up costing a student $20,689/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Valparaiso|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||18.3 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||26.2 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||29.6 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||29.9 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||32.3 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||34.5 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||36.5 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||38.8 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||40.4 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||41.9 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||43.4 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||45.3 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||47.4 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||48.7 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||50.8 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||54.5 miles|