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Special Education Schools in New York

4,329 students earned Special Ed degrees in New York in the 2020-2021 year.

In this state, Special Education is the 3rd most popular major out of a total 15 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 3,329
Bachelor’s Degree 761
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 219
Post-Master’s Certificate 219
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 20
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 20
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 20

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.0%
  • Black or African American: 12.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.1%
  • White: 61.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 8.1%
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Jobs for Special Education Grads in New York

55,340 people in the state and 532,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to special ed.

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Wages for Special Education Jobs in New York

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $83,010. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

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

#1

Touro College

New York
645 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
11,699 Total Students

43% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.80%. 88% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#2

Hunter College

New York
360 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
24,052 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 33%. The student loan default rate is 3.10% which is lower than average. This public school has an average net price of $2,158.

261 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
5,012 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, SJC grads earn an average salary of $49,105.

#4

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn
244 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
17,735 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Graduates earn an average $43,178 after graduation. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $3,067.

222 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
12,835 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $30,268. The student loan default rate of 3.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

#6

Daemen College

Amherst
195 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
2,536 Total Students

The 3.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 52% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.31 years to graduate.

#7

LIU Post

Brookville
174 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
15,066 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.47 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 44%. The 5.30% student loan default rate is lower than average.

143 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
15,227 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.60%. 42% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.76 years to complete their degree at CCNY.

#9

Molloy College

Rockville Centre
130 Degrees in Major Awarded
75% Graduation Rate
5,115 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 27% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid.

#10

Queens College

Queens
111 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
19,700 Total Students

The 4.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 91% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $45,538 after earning their degree at this institution.

Special Education Careers in NY

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Special Education Preschool Teachers 21% $67,020
Interpreters and Translators 18% $64,460
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 7% $72,570
Special Education Professors 5% $77,400
Middle School Special Education Teachers 5% $79,230

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6,309
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5,484
Educational Administration 3,715
Teaching English or French 1,034
Student Counseling 878
General Education 604
Instructional Media Design 414
Multilingual Education 395

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