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Special Education Schools in Michigan

662 Special Ed students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Special Education is the 5th most popular major out of a total 14 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Michigan

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 362
Bachelor’s Degree 274
Post-Master’s Certificate 13
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 13
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 11
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 11
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 11
Associate’s Degree 2

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in MI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 3.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.3%
  • White: 86.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.1%
  • Other Races: 3.6%
Special Education Majors in MI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Michigan

In this state, there are 8,110 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. MI

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Michigan

A typical salary for a special ed grad in the state is $63,700, compared to a typical salary of $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 27 colleges in Michigan that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

126 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
19,123 Total Students

The 9.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending Eastern Michigan will pay a net price of $15,394.

91 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
50,351 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,600 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 66% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 88%.

82 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
22,562 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 89% of students get financical aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

75 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
24,677 Total Students

67% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,019. 90% of students get financical aid.

#5

Oakland University

Rochester Hills
50 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
19,309 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.78 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.40%. A typical student attending Oakland will pay a net price of $11,560.

#6

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center
46 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
8,515 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $32,500 after graduation. The 8.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 55%.

#7

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant
45 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
21,622 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 4.90% which is lower than average. The average student takes 4.75 years to complete their degree at Central Michigan. In their early career, Central Michigan grads earn an average salary of $34,100.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
27,025 Total Students

94% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending Wayne State will pay a net price of $14,226. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 56% are considered full time.

#9

Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor
22 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
3,436 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.45 years. This private institution charges an average net price of $19,599.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
7,595 Total Students

The 8.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.65 years. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Special Education Careers in MI

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title MI Job Growth MI Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 19% $39,850
Special Education Preschool Teachers 8% $66,770
Special Education Teachers 8% $69,370
Special Education Professors 6% $63,180
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 5% $66,240
Middle School Special Education Teachers 5% $60,400

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

Major Annual Graduates in MI
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,486
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,354
Educational Administration 860
General Education 719
Curriculum & Instruction 315
Instructional Media Design 228
Student Counseling 207
Teaching English or French 125

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