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Special Education Schools in Mississippi

In 2020-2021, 269 students earned their Special Ed degrees in MS.

As a degree choice, Special Education is the 5th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Mississippi

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 216
Bachelor’s Degree 50
Associate Degree 3

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Black or African American: 21.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.9%
  • White: 75.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 0.0%

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Mississippi

4,600 people in the state and 532,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to special ed.


Wages for Special Education Jobs in Mississippi

A typical salary for a special ed grad in the state is $48,800, compared to a typical salary of $62,500 nationwide.


There are 8 colleges in Mississippi that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
5,472 Total Students

The 6.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,051 after earning their degree at this institution. 50% of the teachers are full time.


Mississippi State University

Mississippi State
61 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
22,986 Total Students

85% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,538 a year. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
4,667 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $37,704 after graduation. The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at MC. The 3.80% student loan default rate is lower than average.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
14,606 Total Students

99% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $33,869 after graduation. The average student takes 4.50 years to complete their degree at Southern Miss.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
6,921 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 62% are considered full time.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
21,014 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,161. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.34 years.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
2,999 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.00%. A typical student attending Delta State University will pay a net price of $14,296. In their early career, Delta State University grads earn an average salary of $31,541.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,696 Total Students

49% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $26,285 after graduation. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Special Education Careers in MS

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title MS Job Growth MS Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 11% $49,050
Special Education Professors 8% $47,670
Middle School Special Education Teachers 8% $47,340
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 7% $45,420

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

Major Annual Graduates in MS
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,592
Educational Administration 783
Teacher Education Subject Specific 616
General Education 407
Curriculum & Instruction 247
Student Counseling 179
Other Education 80
Instructional Media Design 44

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