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Special Education Schools in Washington

In 2018-2019, 238 students earned their Special Ed degrees in WA.

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

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Washington

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 149
Master’s Degree 71
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 5
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.4%
  • Black or African American: 1.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.1%
  • White: 74.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.2%
  • Other Races: 9.2%
Special Education Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Washington

There are 9,560 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Washington

Special Ed grads earn an average of $63,400 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 12 colleges in Washington that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

81 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
16,142 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.50 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,400 after earning their degree at this institution. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,439.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
47,576 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,001. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. The average student takes 4.26 years to complete their degree at UW Seattle.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
11,658 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.80%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
75% Graduation Rate
2,814 Total Students

In their early career, Whitworth grads earn an average salary of $35,000. The 2.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $27,087.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
7,537 Total Students

57% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 1.50% which is lower than average. The average student takes 5.09 years to complete their degree at Gonzaga.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,410 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. The student loan default rate of 5.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,600 after earning their degree at this institution.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
3,529 Total Students

52% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.25 years to graduate. This private institution charges an average net price of $28,400.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
31,607 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 79%. The student loan default rate is 4.10% which is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
7,199 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. An average student at Seattle U will pay a net price of $34,947. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
1,960 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $45,100 after graduation. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $23,557. 9 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Special Education Careers in WA

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 22% $46,650
Special Education Professors 19% $66,440
Middle School Special Education Teachers 19% $64,060
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 18% $65,680
Special Education Preschool Teachers 18% $64,530
Special Education Teachers 18% $60,730

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

Major Annual Graduates in WA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4,218
Teacher Education Subject Specific 567
General Education 535
Educational Administration 451
Student Counseling 167
Teaching English or French 136
Curriculum & Instruction 136
Other Education 38

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