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Special Education Schools in Rhode Island

150 students earned Special Ed degrees in Rhode Island in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Special Education is the 3rd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Rhode Island

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 92
Master’s Degree 48
Associate’s Degree 10

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in RI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Black or African American: 0.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.0%
  • White: 88.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 6.7%
Special Education Majors in RI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Rhode Island

1,870 people in the state and 532,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to special ed.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. RI

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Rhode Island

Special Ed grads earn an average of $70,720 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in Rhode Island that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:


Providence College

61 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
4,618 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $48,700 after graduation. It takes the average student 4.03 years to graduate. The student loan default rate is 3.70% which is lower than average.


Rhode Island College

61 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
7,523 Total Students

90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,600 a year. The average student takes 4.77 years to complete their degree at RIC.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,771 Total Students

An average student at Salve Regina will pay a net price of $31,816. 93% of the teachers are full time. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,775 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,826. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
17,465 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 67%. Of all the students who attend this school, 95% get financial aid. A typical student attending URI will pay a net price of $20,334.

Special Education Careers in RI

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title RI Job Growth RI Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 7% $42,840
Special Education Teachers 5% $79,300
Middle School Special Education Teachers 3% $71,310
Special Education Professors 3% $75,350
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 2% $72,950

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

Major Annual Graduates in RI
Teacher Education Grade Specific 316
Teacher Education Subject Specific 175
General Education 82
Educational Administration 74
Student Counseling 50
Other Education 47
Teaching English or French 37
Multilingual Education 9

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