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2022 Best Special Education Schools in Arkansas

8 Colleges
$43,700 Avg Salary
$19,866 Avg Student Debt

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, 416 were awarded in the state in <nil>.

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 8 schools in Arkansas to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for teaching students.

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2022 Best Special Education Schools in Arkansas

Check out the special ed programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top Arkansas Schools in Special Education

#1

Harding University

Searcy, AR

Our analysis found Harding University to be the best school for special education students who want to pursue a degree in Arkansas. Located in the town of Searcy, Harding is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#2

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

Out of the 8 schools in Arkansas that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Arkansas landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the small city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public school with a very large student population.

Full Special Education at University of Arkansas Report

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Central Arkansas. It ranked #3 on our 2022 Best Special Education Schools in Arkansas list. UCA is a large public school located in the small city of Conway.

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The excellent programs at University of Arkansas at Little Rock helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best special education schools in Arkansas. UA Little Rock is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Little Rock.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Best Special Education Schools in Arkansas list. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is a small public school located in the remote town of Magnolia.

Full Special Education at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Report

With a ranking of #6, Arkansas State University - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for special education students. Located in the small city of Jonesboro, A-State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that special ed majors at A-State take out is $19,866. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $231.

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#7

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR

Henderson State University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Special Education Schools in Arkansas list. Henderson State University is a small public school located in the distant town of Arkadelphia.

Full Special Education at Henderson State University Report

#8

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

Arkansas Tech University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for special education students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the remote town of Russellville, ATU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Read full report on Special Education at Arkansas Tech University

Best Special Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Special Education Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 491
Tennessee 356
Florida 888
North Carolina 361
Kentucky 582
Virginia 1,103
West Virginia 84
South Carolina 249
Alabama 481
Mississippi 301
Louisiana 102

One of 14 majors within the teaching area of study, special education has other similar majors worth exploring.

Special Ed Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
General Special Education 22,244
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 2,473
Other Special Education & Teaching 2,333
Elementary Special Education 1,422
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 1,037
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented 530
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 510
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 494
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs 491
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments 440
Education of the Deaf 392
Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed 211
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances 166
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities 164
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness 153
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs 102
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic & Other Physical Health Impairments 82
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries 5

Majors Similar to Special Ed

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 102,079
Educational Administration 45,664
Teacher Education Subject Specific 42,436
General Education 29,936
Curriculum & Instruction 18,195

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 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).
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