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Special Education Schools in Florida

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

In terms of popularity, Special Education is the 4th most popular major in the state out of a total 15 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Florida

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 423
Bachelor’s Degree 365
Associate’s Degree 38
Post-Master’s Certificate 30
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 30
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 22
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 22
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 10
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 10
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 10

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in FL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Black or African American: 10.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 24.5%
  • White: 56.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.3%
  • Other Races: 5.5%
Special Education Majors in FL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Florida

In this state, there are 24,430 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. FL

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Florida

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $51,500. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 31 colleges in Florida that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

151 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
12,847 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. It takes the average student 4.58 years to graduate. 89% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

91 Degrees in Major Awarded
54,973 Total Students

84% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 19% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 7.50% which is lower than average.

81 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
68,475 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 4.51 years to complete their degree at UCF. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

#4

University of Florida

Gainesville
66 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
52,218 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 87% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,600 a year. The average student takes 4.26 years to complete their degree at U of F.

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
8,755 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $24,262. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.30%. Most students complete their degree in 4.37 years.

60 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
57,942 Total Students

89% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,311. The student loan default rate is 3.70% which is lower than average.

#7

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale
51 Degrees in Major Awarded
40,784 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.00%. Of all the students who attend this school, 74% get financial aid. This public school has an average net price of $8,783.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
41,005 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,500 a year. It takes the average student 4.27 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $10,744.

#9

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale
39 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
20,435 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,300 a year. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $25,816.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
16,776 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 82% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.64 years to graduate. This public school has an average net price of $10,951.

Special Education Careers in FL

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title FL Job Growth FL Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 26% $40,660
Special Education Teachers 14% $49,260
Special Education Preschool Teachers 13% $48,200
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 13% $60,230
Middle School Special Education Teachers 13% $53,820
Special Education Professors 13% $51,610

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

Major Annual Graduates in FL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,526
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,039
Educational Administration 1,646
General Education 683
Curriculum & Instruction 683
Other Education 669
Student Counseling 395
Instructional Media Design 185

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