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Special Education Schools in South Carolina

In 2018-2019, 249 students earned their Special Ed degrees in SC.

A Special Education major is the 5th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in South Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 145
Master’s Degree 103
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

In South Carolina, a special ed major is more popular with women than with men.

Special Education Majors in SC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of special ed majors in South Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Black or African American: 13.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.6%
  • White: 81.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 2.0%
Special Education Majors in SC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in South Carolina

In this state, there are 6,690 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. SC

Wages for Special Education Jobs in South Carolina

A typical salary for a special ed grad in the state is $53,320, compared to a typical salary of $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 18 colleges in South Carolina that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
10,484 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at Coastal Carolina University. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it.

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
4,240 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.74 years. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,300 a year. A typical student attending Francis Marion University will pay a net price of $12,528.

#3

Winthrop University

Rock Hill
26 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
5,865 Total Students

A typical student attending Winthrop will pay a net price of $17,592. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 5.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
25,822 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 92%.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
6,308 Total Students

The 8.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 51% are considered full time.

#6

College of Charleston

Charleston
20 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
10,545 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,000 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 63%. The average student takes 4.18 years to complete their degree at C of C.

#7

Converse College

Spartanburg
18 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
1,455 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.09 years. The 7.20% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#8

Columbia College

Columbia
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
1,243 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. An average student at Columbia College South Carolina will pay a net price of $16,034. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.60%.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
35,364 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $19,219. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 72% are considered full time.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
3,543 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. An average student at Anderson University South Carolina will pay a net price of $21,562.

#10

Lander University

Greenwood
10 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
3,226 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.42 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. A typical student attending Lander University will pay a net price of $15,083.

Special Education Careers in SC

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title SC Job Growth SC Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 14% $42,050
Special Education Preschool Teachers 10% $48,060
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 9% $55,710
Middle School Special Education Teachers 9% $52,730
Special Education Professors 9% $54,610

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

Major Annual Graduates in SC
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,422
Teacher Education Subject Specific 574
Educational Administration 498
Student Counseling 258
General Education 238
Curriculum & Instruction 181
Instructional Media Design 74
Other Education 30

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