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Special Education Schools in District of Columbia

136 students earned Special Ed degrees in District of Columbia in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Special Education is the 3rd most popular major in the state out of a total 14 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in District of Columbia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 109
Post-Master’s Certificate 19
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 19
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 8

Gender Distribution

In District of Columbia, a special ed major is more popular with women than with men.

Special Education Majors in DC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 5.9%
  • Black or African American: 14.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.1%
  • White: 57.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 9.6%
  • Other Races: 7.4%
Special Education Majors in DC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in District of Columbia

1,960 people in the state and 532,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to special ed.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. DC

Wages for Special Education Jobs in District of Columbia

Special Ed grads earn an average of $73,240 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in District of Columbia that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

90 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
28,172 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $53,600 after earning their degree at this institution. It takes the average student 4.11 years to graduate. An average student at GWU will pay a net price of $33,734.

#2

Gallaudet University

Washington
22 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
1,557 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.70%. Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid.

#3

American University

Washington
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
14,311 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 56% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $45,600 after earning their degree at this institution. It takes the average student 4.07 years to graduate.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
1,782 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. The average student takes 4.87 years to complete their degree at Trinity College. This private school has an average net price of $15,414.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
5,956 Total Students

98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 52% of the teachers are full time. The 2.50% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#6

Howard University

Washington
2 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
9,139 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.00%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at Howard.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
4,244 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,482. Most students complete their degree in 4.82 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Special Education Careers in DC

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title DC Job Growth DC Median Salary
Middle School Special Education Teachers 19% $0
Special Education Professors 16% $71,550
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 16% $78,050
Special Education Teachers 14% $62,390
Interpreters and Translators 12% $98,850

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

Major Annual Graduates in DC
Educational Administration 341
Teacher Education Grade Specific 179
International Education 74
Student Counseling 69
General Education 68
Teaching English or French 43
Other Education 38
Teacher Education Subject Specific 38

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View Nationwide Special Education Report

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