Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has three special education schools within its city limits. Ohio State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a special education program, has a total student population of 55,014. It is the 33rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Ohio. To learn more about special education programs in Columbus, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of special education professors at Ohio State University such as Marybeth Aeh, Natalie Allen, Mustafa Asil, Carmen Babcock, Christopher Barnhill, and Frank Beickelman.
Special Education students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 840 employed special education teachers, middle school earning an average salary of $50,530. Special education teachers, secondary school in this area earn $57,300/yr and there are 1,230 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.350 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by special education teachers, secondary school, and 0.923/1000 are held by special education teachers, middle school.
Of the 3 special education schools in Columbus, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Capital University comes out as the most expensive ($21,441/yr) for special education students, with Ohio State University-Main Campus as the lowest, reported at only $16,868/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|