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Special Education Schools in North Carolina

In 2018-2019, 361 students earned their Special Ed degrees in NC.

As a degree choice, Special Education is the 5th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 242
Master’s Degree 81
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 30
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 8

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Black or African American: 9.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.2%
  • White: 75.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.9%
  • Other Races: 8.3%
Special Education Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in North Carolina

16,800 people in the state and 532,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to special ed.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Special Education Jobs in North Carolina

Special Ed grads earn an average of $48,820 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 33 colleges in North Carolina that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,651 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 81% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. In their early career, ECU grads earn an average salary of $34,900.

52 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,615 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $16,943. Of all the students who attend this school, 74% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 71% are considered full time.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
20,196 Total Students

76% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.51 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 87% get financial aid.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,280 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 77% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,000 a year.

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,646 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $6,325. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 65% of students receive it.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
7,088 Total Students

76% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.08 years. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $35,160.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
12,167 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 4.41 years to complete their degree at WCU. 88% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#8

High Point University

High Point
14 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
5,330 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. 88% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.07 years to complete their degree at High Point.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,499 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,000 a year. The student loan default rate is 4.00% which is lower than average. A typical student attending UNCW will pay a net price of $18,910.

#10

Meredith College

Raleigh
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
1,810 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.17 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,800 after earning their degree at this institution. 100% of the teachers are full time.

#10

Greensboro College

Greensboro
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
1,021 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,900 after earning their degree at this institution. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Special Education Careers in NC

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 21% $43,770
Special Education Preschool Teachers 9% $49,240
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 8% $46,630
Middle School Special Education Teachers 7% $48,400
Special Education Professors 7% $48,070
Special Education Teachers 0% $44,670

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5,112
Educational Administration 1,393
Teacher Education Subject Specific 792
Student Counseling 579
Curriculum & Instruction 250
General Education 241
Instructional Media Design 160
Teaching English or French 60

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