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Special Education Schools in New York

3,798 Special Ed students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Special Education is the 3rd most popular major in the state 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 3,023
Bachelor’s Degree 584
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 171
Post-Master’s Certificate 171
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.

Special Education Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.4%
  • Black or African American: 10.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.7%
  • White: 64.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.4%
  • Other Races: 7.6%
Special Education Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in New York

There are 55,340 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

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.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 69 colleges in New York that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Touro College

New York
551 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
11,631 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. It takes the average student 4.25 years to graduate. The student loan default rate of 6.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#2

Hunter College

New York
309 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
23,193 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 87% get financial aid. The student loan default rate of 3.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

263 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
3,959 Total Students

The 3.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

#4

LIU Post

Brookville
237 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
15,546 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 47%. In their early career, LIU Post grads earn an average salary of $33,900. Most students complete their degree in 4.48 years.

175 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
1,857 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.18 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,000 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

#6

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn
155 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
17,811 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.50%. Most students complete their degree in 4.65 years. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 85% of students receive it.

#7

Daemen College

Amherst
148 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
2,603 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.45 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 53% are considered full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $19,744.

138 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
13,395 Total Students

In their early career, Pace University grads earn an average salary of $42,400. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.37 years to graduate.

105 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
21,718 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.40%. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $41,100 a year.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
2,535 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 30%. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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 5,104
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5,022
Educational Administration 3,091
Teaching English or French 1,069
Student Counseling 945
Teaching Assistant/Aide 586
General Education 567
Multilingual Education 443

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