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Special Education Schools in Pennsylvania

1,781 students earned Special Ed degrees in Pennsylvania in the 2018-2019 year.

A Special Education major is the 4th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 843
Master’s Degree 781
Post-Master’s Certificate 130
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 130
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 21
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 21
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 21
Associate’s Degree 4
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 1
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 1
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 3.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.3%
  • White: 87.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.3%
  • Other Races: 4.1%
Special Education Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Pennsylvania

There are 18,330 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Pennsylvania

Special Ed grads earn an average of $63,260 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 67 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

211 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,527 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $22,101. The full-time teacher rate is 70%. The student loan default rate of 4.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

206 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
8,803 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $19,614. It takes the average student 4.27 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid.

128 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
14,458 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 4.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the students who attend this school, 72% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

119 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
7,589 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

84 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
8,909 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,539. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 82% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 7.00% which is lower than average.

72 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
11,483 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 66% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.37 years to graduate.

71 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
7,746 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.90%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 64%.

67 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
8,290 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,800 a year. Most students complete their degree in 4.43 years. This public school has an average net price of $22,282.

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
6,412 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.10%.

#9

Holy Family University

Philadelphia
57 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
3,089 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $40,400 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 20% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

Special Education Careers in PA

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 13% $45,480
Special Education Teachers 10% $66,220
Special Education Professors 6% $61,250
Middle School Special Education Teachers 5% $64,060
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 5% $64,380
Special Education Preschool Teachers 4% $51,960

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,828
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,006
Educational Administration 1,962
General Education 1,094
Student Counseling 542
Curriculum & Instruction 427
Other Education 345
Instructional Media Design 342

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