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Jobs for Special Education Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 25,340 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

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Wages for Special Education Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a special ed grad in the state is $57,280, compared to a typical salary of $62,500 nationwide.

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There are 40 colleges in Illinois that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

214 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
20,720 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.32 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,600 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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92 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
16,769 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 73% are considered full time. In their early career, NIU grads earn an average salary of $36,800. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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65 Degrees in Major Awarded
22% Graduation Rate
7,402 Total Students

In their early career, NLU grads earn an average salary of $38,200. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.83 years.

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Lewis University

Romeoville
54 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
6,437 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $40,700 a year. This private institution charges an average net price of $18,664.

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50 Degrees in Major Awarded
21% Graduation Rate
7,119 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 57%. Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid. The student loan default rate is 7.40% which is lower than average.

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47 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
52,679 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Most students complete their degree in 4.21 years. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.

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45 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
33,518 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,312. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,600 a year.

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DePaul University

Chicago
39 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
21,922 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 47% are considered full time.

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37 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
6,491 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. In their early career, Concordia University, Chicago grads earn an average salary of $35,900.

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Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights
33 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
1,086 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.00% which is lower than average. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $21,904. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 50% are considered full time.

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Special Education Careers in IL

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 10% $43,100
Special Education Teachers 5% $49,880
Special Education Professors 4% $64,850
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 3% $60,650
Special Education Preschool Teachers 3% $56,600
Middle School Special Education Teachers 3% $60,140

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,855
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,888
Educational Administration 1,753
Curriculum & Instruction 1,057
General Education 386
Student Counseling 328
Instructional Media Design 243
Teaching English or French 234

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