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Special Education Schools in Nevada

In 2020-2021, 217 students earned their Special Ed degrees in NV.

As a degree choice, Special Education is the 2nd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Nevada

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 142
Bachelor’s Degree 43
Associate Degree 25
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 2
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 2

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.2%
  • Black or African American: 10.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 27.2%
  • White: 44.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 14.3%

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Nevada

In this state, there are 2,860 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.


Wages for Special Education Jobs in Nevada

A typical salary for a special ed grad in the state is $53,640, compared to a typical salary of $62,500 nationwide.


There are 5 colleges in Nevada that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:

146 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
31,142 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.82 years to graduate. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,993.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
29,965 Total Students

86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1.


Nevada State College

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
19% Graduation Rate
7,289 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $40,830 a year. The student loan default rate is 4.00% which is lower than average. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
20,722 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 98% are considered full time. The 4.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $44,263 after graduation.


Sierra Nevada College

Incline Village
11 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
617 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. 96% of students get financical aid. 24% of the teachers are full time.

Special Education Careers in NV

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title NV Job Growth NV Median Salary
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 21% $50,280
Special Education Preschool Teachers 20% $0
Special Education Professors 20% $59,050
Middle School Special Education Teachers 19% $51,410

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

Major Annual Graduates in NV
Teacher Education Grade Specific 608
Curriculum & Instruction 188
Educational Administration 153
Teacher Education Subject Specific 109
Student Counseling 37
General Education 36
Teaching English or French 21
Multilingual Education 10

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