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Special Education Schools in New Mexico

236 Special Ed students earned their degrees in the state in 2020-2021.

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

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in New Mexico

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 92
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 92
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 92
Master’s Degree 89
Bachelor’s Degree 33
Post-Master’s Certificate 17
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 17
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 7.6%
  • Black or African American: 3.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 34.7%
  • White: 46.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.7%
  • Other Races: 5.9%

Jobs for Special Education Grads in New Mexico

There are 3,530 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.


Wages for Special Education Jobs in New Mexico

Special Ed grads earn an average of $51,050 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.


There are 6 colleges in New Mexico that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
22,311 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.80%. 90% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
21% Graduation Rate
2,777 Total Students

96% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.60 years to graduate.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
14,227 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. 99% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending NMSU Main Campus will pay a net price of $10,428.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
5,266 Total Students

The 7.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. 97% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.41 years to graduate.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
18% Graduation Rate
904 Total Students

The average student takes 4.33 years to complete their degree at USW. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,884 after earning their degree at this institution. This private school has an average net price of $17,336.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
23% Graduation Rate
2,896 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,679. 97% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.61 years to graduate.

Special Education Careers in NM

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title NM Job Growth NM Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 15% $57,200
Special Education Teachers 6% $58,050
Special Education Professors 5% $53,670
Middle School Special Education Teachers 4% $46,500
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 4% $48,870

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

Major Annual Graduates in NM
Teacher Education Grade Specific 782
Teacher Education Subject Specific 289
General Education 219
Student Counseling 176
Educational Administration 99
Curriculum & Instruction 50
Educational Assessment 35
Education Philosophy 18

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