Olympia, WA (population: 46,257) has six special education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a special education program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington. To learn more about special education programs in Olympia, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of special education professors at University of Washington such as Doug Cheney, Robin Diangelo, Edgar Eugene, Donna Kerr, Roger Soder, and Reed Stevens.
Special Education students from Olympia 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 Olympia area alone, there are 30 employed special education teachers, middle school earning an average salary of $54,380. Special education teachers, secondary school in this area earn $54,320/yr and there are 70 employed.
Olympia lies in Thurston county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Olympia area has 95,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $21.91/hr average worker wage, and a $45,570 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.780 out of every 1000 jobs in Olympia are held by special education teachers, secondary school, and 0.323/1000 are held by special education teachers, middle school.
Of the 6 special education schools with a 100-mile radius of Olympia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for special education students, with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest, reported at only $8,906/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Olympia|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||30.0 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||31.9 miles|