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48 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 88% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 10.4% of deaf education graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Deaf Education Majors

In 2020-2021, 48 earned their basic certificate in deaf education. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in deaf education at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 97
Undergraduate Certificate 87
Bachelor’s Degree 80
Basic Certificate 48
Associate Degree 33
Graduate Certificate 14
Doctor’s Degree 4

Earnings of Deaf Education Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for deaf education majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in deaf education. About 83.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 8
Women 40

The racial-ethnic distribution of deaf education basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 40
White 1
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Below are some popular majors that are similar to deaf education that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Special Education 298
Early Childhood Special Education 207
Teaching for Autism 65
Teaching for Emotional Disturbances 56
Secondary Special Education 21


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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