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Special Education Schools in Alabama

In 2018-2019, 481 students earned their Special Ed degrees in AL.

A Special Education major is the 4th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Alabama

Special Ed majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 262
Bachelor’s Degree 178
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 40
Post-Master’s Certificate 40
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

In Alabama, a special ed major is more popular with women than with men.

Special Education Majors in AL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of special ed majors in Alabama is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Black or African American: 15.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.7%
  • White: 76.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 5.4%
Special Education Majors in AL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Alabama

In this state, there are 2,090 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. AL

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Alabama

Special Ed grads earn an average of $46,810 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 16 colleges in Alabama that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

134 Degrees in Major Awarded
28% Graduation Rate
5,200 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.60 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,400 a year. The 7.80% student loan default rate is lower than average.

113 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
30,440 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. A typical student attending Auburn will pay a net price of $23,696. The average student takes 4.44 years to complete their degree at Auburn.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
38,390 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.10%. Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid. 75% of the teachers are full time.

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
8,479 Total Students

A typical student attending Jacksonville State University will pay a net price of $16,962. 68% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.80%.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
21,923 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $35,100 after graduation. The average student takes 4.54 years to complete their degree at UAB.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
14,834 Total Students

In their early career, USA grads earn an average salary of $31,500. The student loan default rate is 8.40% which is lower than average. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
6,106 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 74% are considered full time. The average student takes 5.05 years to complete their degree at AAMU. 91% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
22% Graduation Rate
5,211 Total Students

The average student takes 5.18 years to complete their degree at AUM. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. In their early career, AUM grads earn an average salary of $30,100.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,044 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 7.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. In their early career, Athens State University grads earn an average salary of $33,400. 46% of the teachers are full time.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
7,488 Total Students

The average student takes 4.81 years to complete their degree at UNA. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

Special Education Careers in AL

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title AL Job Growth AL Median Salary
Special Education Preschool Teachers 20% $46,590
Interpreters and Translators 9% $38,630
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 5% $51,880
Middle School Special Education Teachers 4% $55,140
Special Education Professors 3% $48,970
Special Education Teachers 0% $62,350

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to special ed.

Major Annual Graduates in AL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,305
Teacher Education Subject Specific 925
Educational Administration 557
Student Counseling 284
Instructional Media Design 134
General Education 83
Teaching English or French 42
Other Education 35

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