Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has five special education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a special education program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about special education programs in Arlington, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of special education professors at Texas Christian University such as Sue Anderson, Cathy Block, Victor Boschini, Amber Esping, Bi Ying HU, and Fran Huckaby.
Special Education students from Arlington 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 690 employed special education teachers, middle school earning an average salary of $51,740. Special education teachers, secondary school in this area earn $52,270/yr and there are 730 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.852 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by special education teachers, secondary school, and 0.802/1000 are held by special education teachers, middle school.
Of the 5 special education schools with a 100-mile radius of Arlington, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baylor University comes out as the most expensive ($26,444/yr) for special education students, with Texas A & M University-Commerce as the lowest, reported at only $9,018/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|