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Special Education Schools in Minnesota

810 students earned Special Ed degrees in Minnesota in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Special Education is the 5th most popular major in the state out of a total 13 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Minnesota

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 457
Post-Master’s Certificate 175
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 175
Bachelor’s Degree 169
Associate’s Degree 6
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 3

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in MN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 7.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.2%
  • White: 79.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 7.5%
Special Education Majors in MN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Minnesota

15,010 people in the state and 532,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to special ed.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. MN

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Minnesota

Special Ed grads earn an average of $62,810 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 20 colleges in Minnesota that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

131 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
10,035 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 52% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. It takes the average student 4.20 years to graduate.

99 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
14,374 Total Students

89% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $16,035.

96 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
13,928 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 4.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,449. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,200 a year.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
50,734 Total Students

83% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.26 years to complete their degree at UMN Twin Cities. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

81 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
5,054 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $16,819. The 5.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
5,560 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 23%. The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at SMU MN. The 3.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
7,792 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 65% are considered full time. It takes the average student 5.39 years to graduate. 89% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#8

Capella University

Minneapolis
39 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
37,171 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.80%. The full-time teacher rate is 14%.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
5,860 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,944. Most students complete their degree in 5.42 years. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
3,692 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 47% are considered full time. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 2.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

Special Education Careers in MN

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title MN Job Growth MN Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 14% $53,250
Middle School Special Education Teachers 5% $64,760
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 5% $60,790
Special Education Professors 4% $61,920
Special Education Teachers 4% $66,930
Special Education Preschool Teachers 2% $60,840

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

Major Annual Graduates in MN
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,003
General Education 2,608
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,632
Educational Administration 1,264
Other Education 646
Curriculum & Instruction 477
Student Counseling 349
Teaching English or French 269

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