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Special Education Schools in Iowa

190 students earned Special Ed degrees in Iowa in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Special Education is the 5th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 148
Bachelor’s Degree 32
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1
Post-Master’s Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.6%
  • White: 92.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.6%
  • Other Races: 3.7%
Special Education Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Iowa

There are 4,160 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Iowa

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $56,300. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 12 colleges in Iowa that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

#1

Morningside College

Sioux City
92 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
2,698 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,400 a year. It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
4,392 Total Students

In their early career, UIU grads earn an average salary of $38,400. 99% of students get financical aid. 100% of the teachers are full time.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,993 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.48 years. This private school has an average net price of $18,693.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
1,846 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,500 a year. An average student at BVU will pay a net price of $20,087. The average student takes 4.17 years to complete their degree at BVU.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
11,187 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. The student loan default rate is 2.90% which is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

#5

University of Iowa

Iowa City
11 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
31,656 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.33 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

#7

Northwestern College

Orange City
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,299 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.70%. Most students complete their degree in 4.14 years. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#8

Drake University

Des Moines
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
4,869 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. It takes the average student 4.13 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 68%.

#9

Dordt College

Sioux Center
1 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,564 Total Students

99% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.10 years. The 2.10% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#9

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids
1 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
1,835 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,988. The student loan default rate of 3.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
34,992 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $41,200 a year. This public school has an average net price of $15,140. Most students complete their degree in 4.46 years.

Special Education Careers in IA

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 19% $36,200
Special Education Teachers 8% $75,840
Special Education Professors 7% $56,570
Middle School Special Education Teachers 7% $57,660
Special Education Preschool Teachers 7% $48,660
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 6% $55,140

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,558
Teacher Education Subject Specific 559
Educational Administration 400
Other Education 229
General Education 120
Student Counseling 109
Curriculum & Instruction 98
Teaching English or French 39

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