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Special Education Schools in Texas

1,135 Special Ed students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Special Education is the 4th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Texas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,010
Bachelor’s Degree 70
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 32
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 32
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 32
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 23
Post-Master’s Certificate 23

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in TX Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Black or African American: 7.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 32.8%
  • White: 52.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.0%
  • Other Races: 4.1%
Special Education Majors in TX Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Texas

42,010 people in the state and 532,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to special ed.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. TX

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Texas

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $56,960. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 42 colleges in Texas that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

153 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
38,742 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $17,033. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 89% are considered full time.

120 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
29,113 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $31,300 after graduation. 93% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.69 years to graduate.

#3

Lamar University

Beaumont
85 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
15,460 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 86% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,967. The average student takes 4.84 years to complete their degree at Lamar University.

74 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
5,283 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.47 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $9,632.

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
39,336 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,600 a year. A typical student attending UNT will pay a net price of $13,609.

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
51,090 Total Students

The 2.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. 84% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,505.

58 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
32,594 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.82 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,600 after earning their degree at this institution. 83% of students get financical aid.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
3,448 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 97%. In their early career, UST grads earn an average salary of $37,900. This private school has an average net price of $18,467.

#8

MSU Texas

Wichita Falls
39 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
5,969 Total Students

The 7.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. 92% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
12,969 Total Students

73% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.54 years.

Special Education Careers in TX

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title TX Job Growth TX Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 24% $52,830
Special Education Preschool Teachers 21% $52,960
Special Education Teachers 21% $55,200
Middle School Special Education Teachers 20% $56,920
Special Education Professors 20% $57,960
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 20% $57,480

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

Major Annual Graduates in TX
Educational Administration 4,949
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,958
Curriculum & Instruction 1,815
Student Counseling 1,033
Teacher Education Subject Specific 992
General Education 772
Instructional Media Design 472
Multilingual Education 173

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