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Special Education Schools in Georgia

In 2018-2019, 491 students earned their Special Ed degrees in GA.

In terms of popularity, Special Education is the 6th most popular major in the state out of a total 15 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Georgia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 237
Bachelor’s Degree 162
Post-Master’s Certificate 82
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 82
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 7
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 3

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in GA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 17.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.3%
  • White: 72.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.2%
  • Other Races: 3.3%
Special Education Majors in GA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Georgia

15,330 people in the state and 532,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to special ed.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. GA

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Georgia

Special Ed grads earn an average of $55,670 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 18 colleges in Georgia that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

94 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
38,652 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 91% are considered full time. The 2.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

77 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
34,316 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,519. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it. In their early career, Georgia State grads earn an average salary of $35,200.

72 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
6,989 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $20,189. Graduates earn an average $35,700 after graduation. The 3.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
13,733 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 81%. It takes the average student 4.77 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,234.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
11,211 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. In their early career, VSU grads earn an average salary of $31,500. The full-time teacher rate is 75%.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
8,076 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 62%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,194. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
2,907 Total Students

The average student takes 4.75 years to complete their degree at GSW. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.30%.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
26,408 Total Students

90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,795. Most students complete their degree in 4.56 years.

#9

Georgia Gwinnett College

Lawrenceville
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
21% Graduation Rate
12,508 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $32,800 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. The average student takes 5.14 years to complete their degree at Georgia Gwinnett College.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
6,371 Total Students

76% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 5.06 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

#10

Augusta University

Augusta
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
8,458 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 6.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 5.01 years to complete their degree at Augusta University. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,438.

Special Education Careers in GA

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title GA Job Growth GA Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 22% $55,250
Special Education Preschool Teachers 15% $54,430
Special Education Professors 14% $57,670
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 14% $54,520
Middle School Special Education Teachers 14% $58,410
Special Education Teachers 6% $56,960

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

Major Annual Graduates in GA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4,963
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,098
Educational Administration 830
Curriculum & Instruction 607
Instructional Media Design 524
Student Counseling 376
General Education 116
Teaching English or French 114

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