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Special Education Schools in Colorado

292 Special Ed students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Special Education major is the 5th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Colorado

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 201
Bachelor’s Degree 71
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 11
Post-Master’s Certificate 11
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in CO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Black or African American: 2.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.6%
  • White: 78.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.4%
  • Other Races: 5.8%
Special Education Majors in CO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Colorado

10,130 people in the state and 532,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to special ed.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. CO

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Colorado

Special Ed grads earn an average of $54,920 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 8 colleges in Colorado that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

179 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
12,930 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.45 years to graduate. 93% of students get financical aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
7,587 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.70%. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
6,908 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.31 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $50,000 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
20,080 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,204.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
12,807 Total Students

58% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,812. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
12,931 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.80%. In their early career, DU grads earn an average salary of $44,500. The average student takes 4.19 years to complete their degree at DU.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
24,910 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.68 years. The full-time teacher rate is 65%.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
3,114 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The 9.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Special Education Careers in CO

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title CO Job Growth CO Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 54% $59,540
Special Education Preschool Teachers 22% $53,620
Special Education Professors 20% $52,700
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 20% $51,200
Middle School Special Education Teachers 20% $50,970
Special Education Teachers 14% $51,050

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

Major Annual Graduates in CO
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,883
Educational Administration 886
General Education 500
Curriculum & Instruction 364
Multilingual Education 214
Teacher Education Subject Specific 191
Student Counseling 88
Educational Assessment 40

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