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2022 Best Special Education Schools in Mississippi

7 Colleges
$37,067 Avg Salary
$23,989 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 Mississippi. In fact, 301 were awarded in the state in <nil>.

There are so many teaching programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

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 Mississippi ranking. This report analyzed 7 schools in Mississippi to see which ones offered the best programs for teaching students.

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2022 Best Special Education Schools in Mississippi

The following schools top our list of the Best Special Education Colleges.

Top Mississippi Schools in Special Education

#1

University of Mississippi

University, MS

Our 2022 rankings named University of Mississippi the best school in Mississippi for special education students. Ole Miss is a fairly large public school located in the town of University.

Read full report on Special Education at University of Mississippi

#2

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Mississippi State University is a great place for special education students. Mississippi State is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Mississippi State.

Special Ed majors at Mississippi State take out an average of $25,125 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $261.

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#3

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

Out of the 7 schools in Mississippi that were part of this year’s ranking, Mississippi College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Clinton, MC is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their degree, special ed majors at MC accumulate an average of around $23,833 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $278.

Full Special Education at Mississippi College Report

#4

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means William Carey University is a great place for special education students. Located in the city of Hattiesburg, William Carey University is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

While working on their degree, special ed majors at William Carey University accumulate an average of around $23,010 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $268, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Special Education at William Carey University Report

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Southern Mississippi. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Best Special Education Schools in Mississippi list. Southern Miss is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Hattiesburg.

Read full report on Special Education at University of Southern Mississippi

#6

Delta State University

Cleveland, MS

Delta State University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Special Education Schools in Mississippi list. Located in the town of Cleveland, Delta State University is a public school with a small student population.

Read full report on Special Education at Delta State University

Jackson State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for special education students. It came in at #7 on the list. Jackson State is a moderately-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Jackson.

Full Special Education at Jackson State University Report

Best Special Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Special Education Schools 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
Arkansas 416
West Virginia 84
South Carolina 249
Alabama 481
Louisiana 102

Special Education is one of 14 different types of teaching programs to choose from.

Special Ed Concentrations

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

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 7 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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