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Special Education at Loyola Marymount University

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Special Education at Loyola Marymount University

Every special education school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the special ed program at Loyola Marymount University stacks up to those at other schools.

Loyola Marymount is located in Los Angeles, California and has a total student population of 9,686.

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.

Loyola Marymount Special Education Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Special Ed

Online Classes Are Available at Loyola Marymount

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.

Loyola Marymount does offer online education options in special ed for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

Loyola Marymount Special Education Rankings

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.

Special Ed Student Demographics at Loyola Marymount

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

Loyola Marymount Special Education Master’s Program

83% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The special ed program at Loyola Marymount awarded 40 master's degrees in 2020-2021. About 18% of these degrees went to men with the other 83% going to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 13% men graduate in special ed each year. Loyola Marymount does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 5% more men than average.


In the special ed master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 78% of degree recipients. That is 49% better than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 20
White 9
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

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 Loyola Marymount University.

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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