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Special Education Schools in New Jersey

735 students earned Special Ed degrees in New Jersey in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Special Education is the 5th most popular major in the state out of a total 15 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in New Jersey

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 509
Bachelor’s Degree 182
Post-Master’s Certificate 44
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 44

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in NJ Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.9%
  • Black or African American: 4.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.7%
  • White: 70.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 11.6%
Special Education Majors in NJ Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in New Jersey

In this state, there are 28,380 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. NJ

Wages for Special Education Jobs in New Jersey

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $70,630. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 19 colleges in New Jersey that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

164 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
14,056 Total Students

The average student takes 4.72 years to complete their degree at Kean. A typical student attending Kean will pay a net price of $18,547. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

126 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
7,686 Total Students

A typical student attending TCNJ will pay a net price of $27,026. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.40%. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

71 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
7,991 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,841. 95% of students get financical aid.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
50,254 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 69% of students receive it. The 3.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

#5

Rowan University

Glassboro
36 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
19,465 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $25,529. The average student takes 4.37 years to complete their degree at Rowan. Graduates earn an average $38,500 after graduation.

#6

Seton Hall University

South Orange
35 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
10,162 Total Students

The 3.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. The average student takes 4.17 years to complete their degree at Seton Hall.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
21,115 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,900 after earning their degree at this institution. 35% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
10,198 Total Students

87% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate of 7.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. In their early career, William Paterson University grads earn an average salary of $34,700.

#9

Centenary University

Hackettstown
32 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
1,802 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Graduates earn an average $37,900 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

#10

Rider University

Lawrenceville
30 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,824 Total Students

11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 4.30% which is lower than average. The average student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree at Rider.

Special Education Careers in NJ

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title NJ Job Growth NJ Median Salary
Special Education Preschool Teachers 21% $64,080
Interpreters and Translators 9% $64,600
Special Education Teachers 7% $59,770
Special Education Professors 2% $73,820
Middle School Special Education Teachers 2% $68,050
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 2% $65,700

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

Major Annual Graduates in NJ
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,369
Educational Administration 932
Teacher Education Subject Specific 869
General Education 798
Student Counseling 457
Other Education 89
Instructional Media Design 67
Teaching English or French 39

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