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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
16,966 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at Cumberlands. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $17,953.

80 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
14,980 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
1,484 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
18,171 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
9,654 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
29,402 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
9,556 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
21,670 Total Students

60% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,692. The 6.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#9

Bellarmine University

Louisville
23 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,331 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
12,381 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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