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Special Education Schools in Maryland

417 Special Ed students earned their degrees in the state in 2020-2021.

A Special Education major is the 5th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Maryland

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 192
Master’s Degree 142
Post-Master’s Certificate 79
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 79
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 1
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 1

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.8%
  • Black or African American: 9.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.0%
  • White: 69.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.9%
  • Other Races: 8.6%

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Maryland

In this state, there are 10,880 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.


Wages for Special Education Jobs in Maryland

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $64,590. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.


There are 9 colleges in Maryland that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 9 below:

231 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
21,917 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $48,390 after graduation. 55% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,105.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
28,890 Total Students

65% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 97%. This private school has an average net price of $23,428.

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
2,233 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.40%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $19,990. The full-time teacher rate is 53%.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
40,709 Total Students

67% of students get financical aid. In their early career, UMCP grads earn an average salary of $59,719. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.


McDaniel College

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
2,931 Total Students

The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at McDaniel. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, McDaniel grads earn an average salary of $43,563.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
6,250 Total Students

50% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 89% get financial aid. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.


Hood College

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
2,042 Total Students

An average student at Hood will pay a net price of $23,809. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 42% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 2.70% which is lower than average.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
2,646 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.58 years. 96% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,202 a year.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
2,560 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. In their early career, The Mount grads earn an average salary of $48,213.

Special Education Careers in MD

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title MD Job Growth MD Median Salary
Special Education Preschool Teachers 10% $57,810
Special Education Teachers 8% $42,440
Special Education Professors 8% $69,510
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 8% $61,730
Middle School Special Education Teachers 7% $72,000
Interpreters and Translators 7% $71,280

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

Major Annual Graduates in MD
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,593
General Education 1,286
Teacher Education Subject Specific 576
Educational Administration 548
Curriculum & Instruction 282
Instructional Media Design 206
Student Counseling 149
Other Education 82

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