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Special Education Schools in West Virginia

84 students earned Special Ed degrees in West Virginia in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Special Education is the 6th most popular major out of a total 12 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in West Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 84

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in WV Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 4.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.2%
  • White: 90.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.2%
  • Other Races: 2.4%
Special Education Majors in WV Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in West Virginia

4,150 people in the state and 532,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to special ed.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. WV

Wages for Special Education Jobs in West Virginia

A typical salary for a special ed grad in the state is $42,760, compared to a typical salary of $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in West Virginia that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
26,839 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 8.00% which is lower than average. In their early career, WVU grads earn an average salary of $34,500.


Marshall University

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
12,852 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,894. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.51 years.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
1,886 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.46 years to graduate. In their early career, Concord University grads earn an average salary of $27,200. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 60% are considered full time.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
1,575 Total Students

The average student takes 4.62 years to complete their degree at Glenville State College. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Special Education Careers in WV

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title WV Job Growth WV Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 9% $31,150
Middle School Special Education Teachers 8% $42,900
Special Education Professors 7% $44,500
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 7% $43,440

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

Major Annual Graduates in WV
Teacher Education Grade Specific 602
General Education 394
Educational Administration 253
Teacher Education Subject Specific 218
Student Counseling 91
Curriculum & Instruction 34
Teaching Assistant/Aide 34
Instructional Media Design 26

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