2023 Best Special Education Schools in Arkansas
Finding the Best Special Education School for You
Out of the majors we analyze each year, special education was ranked 4th in Arkansas. In fact, 351 were awarded in the state in 2020-2021.
With all the teaching programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.
To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Teaching Degree Search has created its Best Special Education Schools in Arkansas ranking. Our analysis looked at 10 schools in Arkansas to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for teaching students.
2023 Best Special Education Schools in Arkansas
Top 10 Best Special Education Schools
Our 2023 rankings named John Brown University the best school in Arkansas for special education students. JBU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Siloam Springs.
The excellent programs at Harding University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best special education schools in Arkansas. Located in the distant town of Searcy, Harding is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.
You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Arkansas. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Special Education Schools in Arkansas list. Located in the small city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public college with a very large student population.
The excellent programs at Arkansas State University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best special education schools in Arkansas. Located in the small city of Jonesboro, A-State is a public school with a fairly large student population.
You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Arkansas at Little Rock. It ranked #5 on our 2023 Best Special Education Schools in Arkansas list. UA Little Rock is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Little Rock.
University of Central Arkansas came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Special Education Schools in Arkansas ranking. UCA is a large public school located in the small city of Conway.
While working on their degree, special ed majors at UCA accumulate an average of around $23,500 in student debt.
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus ranked #7 on this year’s Best Special Education Schools in Arkansas list. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is a small public school located in the remote town of Magnolia.
With a ranking of #8, Henderson State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for special education students. Henderson State University is a small public school located in the distant town of Arkadelphia.
Arkansas Tech University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Special Education Schools in Arkansas list. Located in the town of Russellville, ATU is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Special Education Schools in Arkansas ranking. Located in the small city of Pine Bluff, UAPB is a public school with a small student population.
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Special Education Related Rankings by Major
One of 14 majors within the teaching area of study, special education has other similar majors worth exploring.
Special Ed Focus Areas
|General Special Education||24,497|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs||3,111|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities||1,789|
|Elementary Special Education||1,625|
|Other Special Education & Teaching||1,227|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism||1,133|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs||655|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities||540|
|Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented||504|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments||415|
|Education of the Deaf||363|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances||226|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed||222|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs||181|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness||134|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities||122|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic & Other Physical Health Impairments||47|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries||1|
Majors Similar to Special Ed
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||110,226|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||43,297|
|Curriculum & Instruction||19,832|
Notes and References
*These averages are for the top 10 schools only.
- Read more about our ranking methodology.
- The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
- Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
- Credit for the banner image above goes to woodleywonderworks.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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