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Special Education Schools in West Virginia

In 2020-2021, 46 students earned their Special Ed degrees in WV.

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 41
Bachelor’s Degree 5

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.0%
  • White: 97.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 2.2%

Jobs for Special Education Grads in West Virginia

In this state, there are 4,150 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.


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.


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


Marshall University

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
11,958 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,351. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 96% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $33,780 after graduation.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
26,269 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.40 years. The full-time teacher rate is 79%. Graduates earn an average $41,828 after graduation.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
1,807 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $8,477. The full-time teacher rate is 66%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
1,066 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $38,956 after graduation. 58% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

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 533
Teacher Education Subject Specific 309
General Education 301
Educational Administration 207
Student Counseling 83
Curriculum & Instruction 16
Teaching Assistant/Aide 8
Instructional Media Design 6

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