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Special Education Schools in Kentucky

In 2018-2019, 582 students earned their Special Ed degrees in KY.

In terms of popularity, Special Education is the 4th most popular major in the state out of a total 14 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 361
Bachelor’s Degree 204
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 8
Post-Master’s Certificate 8

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Black or African American: 4.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.7%
  • White: 84.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 9.8%
Special Education Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Kentucky

There are 8,260 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Kentucky

A typical salary for a special ed grad in the state is $54,010, compared to a typical salary of $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 18 colleges in Kentucky that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

120 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
13,472 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at Cumberland College. The full-time teacher rate is 32%.

80 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
15,815 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $13,845. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,800 a year.

#3

Georgetown College

Georgetown
72 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
1,608 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. 52% of the teachers are full time. An average student at Georgetown College will pay a net price of $19,186.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
19,456 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,200 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. 65% of the teachers are full time.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
10,195 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,759. The average student takes 4.48 years to complete their degree at Morehead State University. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 77% are considered full time.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,182 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $18,523. 86% of the teachers are full time. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
9,454 Total Students

97% of students get financical aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,242. The average student takes 4.59 years to complete their degree at Murray State.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,430 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.56 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

#9

Bellarmine University

Louisville
23 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,369 Total Students

In their early career, Bellarmine U grads earn an average salary of $42,200. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 42% are considered full time.

#9

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville
23 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
11,470 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. An average student at Campbellsville University will pay a net price of $17,872. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Special Education Careers in KY

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Special Education Preschool Teachers 20% $54,460
Interpreters and Translators 11% $44,960
Special Education Teachers 10% $58,190
Special Education Professors 5% $54,930
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 5% $53,850
Middle School Special Education Teachers 5% $53,710

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,737
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,238
Educational Administration 835
Curriculum & Instruction 503
Student Counseling 322
General Education 135
Teaching Assistant/Aide 55
Teaching English or French 44

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