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Special Education Schools in Utah

In 2020-2021, 1,507 students earned their Special Ed degrees in UT.

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

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 1,012
Master’s Degree 484
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 7
Associate Degree 4

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Black or African American: 2.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.5%
  • White: 82.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 8.6%

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Utah

5,200 people in the state and 532,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to special ed.


Wages for Special Education Jobs in Utah

A typical salary for a special ed grad in the state is $46,820, compared to a typical salary of $62,500 nationwide.


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

1,256 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
147,866 Total Students

An average student at WGU will pay a net price of $9,969. Graduates earn an average $51,950 after graduation. 75% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

84 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
27,691 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.66 years. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,257. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.


University of Utah

Salt Lake City
70 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
33,081 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 97% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $47,996 after graduation. A typical student attending U of U will pay a net price of $13,572.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
36,461 Total Students

72% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $49,424 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
40,936 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.79 years. 74% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 44%.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
29,596 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,013 after graduation. The average student takes 4.93 years to complete their degree at WSU. The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1.


Westminster College Utah

Salt Lake City
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
1,849 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $24,503. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.


Snow College

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
5,800 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.70%. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it.

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 3,460
Curriculum & Instruction 2,791
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,306
Instructional Media Design 2,183
Educational Assessment 1,239
Educational Administration 669
Teaching English or French 586
General Education 190

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