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Special Education at California State University - Los Angeles

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Special Education at California State University - Los Angeles

If you plan to study special education, take a look at what California State University - Los Angeles has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Cal State LA is located in Los Angeles, California and approximately 26,745 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Special Education section at the bottom of this page.

Cal State LA Special Education Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Special Ed

Cal State LA Special Education Rankings

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There were 0 student who received their doctoral degrees in special ed, making the school the #57 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Special Ed Student Demographics at Cal State LA

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the special ed majors at California State University - Los Angeles.

Cal State LA Special Education Master’s Program

85% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 68 students graduated with a master's degree in special ed from Cal State LA. About 15% were men and 85% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 13% men graduate in special ed each year. Cal State LA does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 2% more men than average.


In the special ed master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 79% of degree recipients. That is 51% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from California State University - Los Angeles with a master's in special ed.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 42
White 6
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Careers That Special Ed Grads May Go Into

A degree in special ed can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for California State University - Los Angeles.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 15,230 $80,370
Special Education Professors 10,520 $82,380
Interpreters and Translators 9,310 $58,180
Middle School Special Education Teachers 4,710 $76,860
Special Education Teachers 2,950 $66,640


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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