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Special Education Schools in Wisconsin

In 2018-2019, 485 students earned their Special Ed degrees in WI.

As a degree choice, Special Education is the 5th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Wisconsin

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 271
Master’s Degree 150
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 35
Post-Master’s Certificate 35
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 25
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 4
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 4

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in WI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 3.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.7%
  • White: 89.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.2%
  • Other Races: 2.7%
Special Education Majors in WI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Wisconsin

In this state, there are 5,410 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. WI

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Wisconsin

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $53,310. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
16,410 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 64% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.40%. It takes the average student 4.81 years to graduate.

70 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
13,059 Total Students

A typical student attending UW - Whitewater will pay a net price of $14,166. 76% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate of 8.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
11,604 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,500 after earning their degree at this institution. 76% of the teachers are full time. 23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
27,012 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 83% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.86 years. The 8.30% student loan default rate is lower than average.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
2,148 Total Students

The 8.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 31% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $43,000 after earning their degree at this institution.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
9,086 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $33,600 after graduation. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.50%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 77% are considered full time.

#7

Viterbo University

La Crosse
33 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
2,598 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $19,974. The student loan default rate of 4.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Most students complete their degree in 4.38 years.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
2,603 Total Students

The 5.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $31,200 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 79% get financial aid.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
43,463 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 62% of students receive it. The average student takes 4.37 years to complete their degree at Wisconsin.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
8,770 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 71% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.73 years to complete their degree at UW - Stout. 84% of students get financical aid.

Special Education Careers in WI

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title WI Job Growth WI Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 20% $50,800
Special Education Teachers 13% $62,390
Special Education Preschool Teachers 9% $43,520
Special Education Professors 3% $52,440
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 3% $54,090
Middle School Special Education Teachers 2% $53,460

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

Major Annual Graduates in WI
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,431
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,071
Educational Administration 995
General Education 728
Curriculum & Instruction 228
Student Counseling 216
Teaching Assistant/Aide 91
Education Philosophy 69

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