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Special Education Schools in Utah

1,326 students earned Special Ed degrees in Utah in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Special Education is the 3rd most popular major in the state out of a total 13 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Utah

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 920
Master’s Degree 399
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5
Associate’s Degree 2

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in UT Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Black or African American: 2.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.3%
  • White: 84.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.3%
  • Other Races: 6.3%
Special Education Majors in UT Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Utah

There are 5,200 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. UT

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Utah

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $46,820. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 8 colleges in Utah that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

1,008 Degrees in Major Awarded
14% Graduation Rate
136,139 Total Students

41 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, WGU grads earn an average salary of $39,300. The 4.20% student loan default rate is lower than average.

192 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
27,810 Total Students

86% of students get financical aid. The 5.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, USU grads earn an average salary of $33,900.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
34,318 Total Students

20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 5.01 years. 69% of students get financical aid.

#4

University of Utah

Salt Lake City
42 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
32,852 Total Students

94% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.74 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.70%.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
41,728 Total Students

The 6.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, UVU grads earn an average salary of $34,500. 75% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
29,644 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,100 a year. Most students complete their degree in 4.83 years. 89% of students get financical aid.

#7

Westminster College Utah

Salt Lake City
2 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
2,215 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $22,793. The average student takes 4.40 years to complete their degree at Westminster College Salt Lake.

#7

Snow College

Ephraim
2 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,383 Total Students

89% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,300 a year. This public school has an average net price of $9,192.

Special Education Careers in UT

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title UT Job Growth UT Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 34% $41,650
Special Education Teachers 28% $74,360
Middle School Special Education Teachers 27% $51,210
Special Education Professors 26% $41,080
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 26% $41,930

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

Major Annual Graduates in UT
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,760
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,047
Curriculum & Instruction 1,252
Instructional Media Design 1,167
Educational Administration 579
Educational Assessment 438
Teaching English or French 395
General Education 204

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