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Special Education Schools in Tennessee

356 students earned Special Ed degrees in Tennessee in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Special Education is the 6th most popular major in the state out of a total 15 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Tennessee

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 213
Master’s Degree 126
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 13
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 13
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 13
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4
Post-Master’s Certificate 4

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Black or African American: 7.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.5%
  • White: 79.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.8%
  • Other Races: 6.7%
Special Education Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Tennessee

There are 10,200 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Tennessee

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $52,350. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 26 colleges in Tennessee that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

80 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
13,131 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.50%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 84% are considered full time.

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
21,685 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $13,048. Graduates earn an average $31,700 after graduation.

#3

Lipscomb University

Nashville
28 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
4,595 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.70% which is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $24,334.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
21,721 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 95% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $31,200 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.71 years to complete their degree at Middle Tennessee State University.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
29,460 Total Students

In their early career, UT Knoxville grads earn an average salary of $36,900. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.70%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $19,142.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,191 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. 97% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $11,206.

#7

Lee University

Cleveland
22 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
5,189 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.38 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

#8

Carson - Newman University

Jefferson City
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
2,725 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.18 years to graduate. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 52% are considered full time.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
11,048 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending Austin Peay State University will pay a net price of $13,018. Graduates earn an average $29,200 after graduation.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
11,651 Total Students

96% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.64 years to complete their degree at UT Chattanooga. The 7.10% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Special Education Careers in TN

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 21% $41,360
Special Education Teachers 15% $58,420
Special Education Preschool Teachers 12% $46,860
Special Education Professors 12% $52,780
Middle School Special Education Teachers 10% $51,550
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 9% $51,150

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

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,667
Educational Administration 1,165
General Education 745
Curriculum & Instruction 577
Teacher Education Subject Specific 453
Student Counseling 256
Teaching English or French 81
Instructional Media Design 63

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