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Special Education at Liberty University

If you are interested in studying special education, you may want to check out the program at Liberty University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Liberty University is located in Lynchburg, Virginia and has a total student population of 93,349. In 2021, 113 special ed majors received their bachelor's degree from Liberty University.

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.

Liberty University Special Education Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Ed
  • Master’s Degree in Special Ed

Online Classes Are Available at Liberty University

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, Liberty University does offer online courses in special ed for the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

Liberty University Special Education Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the special ed progam at Liberty University compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The special ed major at Liberty University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Special Education. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Special Education Graduate Certificate Schools 5

In 2021, 306 students received their master’s degree in special ed from Liberty University. This makes it the #10 most popular school for special ed master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Liberty University Special Ed Graduates

The median salary of special ed students who receive their bachelor's degree at Liberty University is $33,713. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $38,748 for all special ed students.


Special Ed Student Demographics at Liberty University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the special ed majors at Liberty University.

Liberty University Special Education Bachelor’s Program

92% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 113 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Special Education from Liberty University in 2020-2021, 8% were men and 92% were women.


About 64% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in special ed at Liberty University are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor's in special ed.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 72
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 28

Liberty University Special Education Master’s Program

84% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 16% of special ed master's degrees went to men and 84% went to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 13% men graduate in special ed each year. Liberty University does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 3% more men than average.


Of the students who received a special ed master's degree from Liberty University, 55% were white. This is below average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 35
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 168
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 96

Liberty University also has a doctoral program available in special ed. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

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 VA, the home state for Liberty University.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 5,870 $66,790
Special Education Professors 4,110 $61,890
Middle School Special Education Teachers 3,150 $72,960
Special Education Teachers 2,220 $78,340
Interpreters and Translators 2,000 $70,770


*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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