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Special Education Schools in Virginia

1,103 Special Ed students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Special Education is the 5th most popular major out of a total 14 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 755
Post-Master’s Certificate 208
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 208
Bachelor’s Degree 140

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.5%
  • Black or African American: 14.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.0%
  • White: 61.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.0%
  • Other Races: 13.9%
Special Education Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Virginia

There are 17,950 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Virginia

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $66,790. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 20 colleges in Virginia that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg
449 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
85,586 Total Students

An average student at Liberty University will pay a net price of $27,883. The 9.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $32,100 after graduation.

389 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,863 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,900 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.41 years. This public school has an average net price of $20,321.

#3

Regent University

Virginia Beach
48 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
10,365 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 42 to 1. 97% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.91 years to complete their degree at Regent.

#4

James Madison University

Harrisonburg
46 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
21,820 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $44,400 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 80%.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
23,675 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. The 6.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. 95% of the teachers are full time.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
29,757 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years. The student loan default rate of 4.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 62% are considered full time.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
11,870 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,400 a year. The 5.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
2,956 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $23,687. 70% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, Lynchburg grads earn an average salary of $34,200.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
5,601 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,200 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
100% Graduation Rate
485 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.20%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

Special Education Careers in VA

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 28% $70,780
Special Education Teachers 15% $77,920
Special Education Professors 12% $57,770
Special Education Preschool Teachers 12% $62,230
Middle School Special Education Teachers 11% $69,210
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 11% $62,740

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,582
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,379
Educational Administration 1,340
Curriculum & Instruction 1,191
General Education 999
Student Counseling 702
Other Education 239
Teaching English or French 107

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