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Special Education Schools in Massachusetts

1,242 students earned Special Ed degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Special Education is the 4th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,036
Post-Master’s Certificate 102
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 102
Bachelor’s Degree 100
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 4

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 3.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.3%
  • White: 79.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 8.6%
Special Education Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Massachusetts

There are 18,440 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Massachusetts

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $64,370. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 30 colleges in Massachusetts that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

171 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
2,891 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,600 a year. This private institution charges an average net price of $21,848.

#2

Endicott College

Beverly
153 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
4,741 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $34,861. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 28% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.06 years.

127 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
10,881 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $36,400 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,765. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.70%.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
7,251 Total Students

53% of the teachers are full time. The 6.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,647.

97 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
2,356 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 25% of students receive it. In their early career, Cambridge College grads earn an average salary of $35,100.

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
6,535 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 17%. It takes the average student 4.10 years to graduate. The student loan default rate is 2.10% which is lower than average.

80 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
15,989 Total Students

62% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 5.80% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

#8

Lesley University

Cambridge
72 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
4,510 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.25 years. The full-time teacher rate is 23%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 96% of students receive it.

#9

Merrimack College

North Andover
60 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
5,186 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $45,500 a year. An average student at Merrimack will pay a net price of $33,230. The average student takes 4.08 years to complete their degree at Merrimack.

#10

Elms College

Chicopee
51 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,495 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.10 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 30% are considered full time.

Special Education Careers in MA

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 13% $53,280
Special Education Professors 11% $74,110
Special Education Teachers 11% $49,330
Middle School Special Education Teachers 11% $72,540
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 11% $72,260
Special Education Preschool Teachers 10% $57,300

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,738
General Education 1,862
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,366
Educational Administration 674
Other Education 593
Curriculum & Instruction 541
Student Counseling 252
Teaching English or French 188

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