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2021 Best Special Education Schools in North Dakota

4 Colleges
$46,000 Avg Salary
$26,621 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 North Dakota. In fact, 172 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019.

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Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Teaching Degree Search has created the Best Special Education Schools in North Dakota to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 4 schools in North Dakota to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for teaching students.

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2021 Best Special Education Schools in North Dakota

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

Top North Dakota Schools in Special Ed

Our 2021 rankings named Minot State University the best school in North Dakota for special education students. MSU is a small public school located in the remote town of Minot.

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University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of North Dakota is a great place for special education students. UND is a large public school located in the small city of Grand Forks.

While working on their degree, special ed majors at UND accumulate an average of around $26,621 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $310, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Mayville State University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Special Education Schools in North Dakota list. Located in the rural area of Mayville, Mayville State University is a public college with a small student population.

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Best Special Education Colleges in the Plains States Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 470
Kansas 453
Minnesota 810
Iowa 190
South Dakota 103
Nebraska 308

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 20,414
Other Special Education & Teaching 2,242
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 2,193
Elementary Special Education 1,313
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 924
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 532
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs 500
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 476
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented 458
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments 434
Education of the Deaf 358
Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed 240
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness 160
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation 152
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances 115
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic & Other Physical Health Impairments 63
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs 56
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries 9

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 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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