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Special Education Schools in Arkansas

416 students earned Special Ed degrees in Arkansas in the 2018-2019 year.

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

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Arkansas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 300
Post-Master’s Certificate 73
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 73
Bachelor’s Degree 43

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in AR Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Black or African American: 5.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.9%
  • White: 85.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 5.0%
Special Education Majors in AR Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Arkansas

In this state, there are 4,210 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. AR

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Arkansas

Special Ed grads earn an average of $46,870 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 9 colleges in Arkansas that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 9 below:

299 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
13,709 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.90%. The full-time teacher rate is 76%.

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
10,515 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $31,200 after earning their degree at this institution. It takes the average student 4.88 years to graduate.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
11,177 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 78% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.52 years to graduate. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#4

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville
30 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
27,778 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,100 a year. 77% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

#5

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,101 Total Students

95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,362. The student loan default rate is 9.10% which is lower than average.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
3,961 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,000 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
22% Graduation Rate
3,111 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $23,900 after graduation. The average student takes 4.34 years to complete their degree at UAM. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
5,121 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 81% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
26% Graduation Rate
2,579 Total Students

The average student takes 4.97 years to complete their degree at UAPB. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 81% are considered full time. 98% of students get financical aid.

Special Education Careers in AR

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title AR Job Growth AR Median Salary
Special Education Preschool Teachers 21% $46,040
Special Education Teachers 15% $24,520
Special Education Professors 10% $50,880
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 9% $48,860
Middle School Special Education Teachers 8% $49,580

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

Major Annual Graduates in AR
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,581
Educational Administration 1,310
Teacher Education Subject Specific 733
Student Counseling 345
Curriculum & Instruction 258
General Education 124
Teaching English or French 107
Instructional Media Design 100

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