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Special Education at Northwestern College

If you plan to study special education, take a look at what Northwestern College has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

NWC is located in Orange City, Iowa and approximately 1,496 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.

NWC Special Education Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Special Ed

Online Classes Are Available at NWC

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

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

  • Master’s Degree

NWC Special Education Rankings

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Special Ed Student Demographics at NWC

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

NWC Special Education Master’s Program

100% Women
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 9 students graduated with a master's degree in special ed from NWC. About 0% were men and 100% were women.


Of the students who received a special ed master's degree from NWC, 67% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 6
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 IA, the home state for Northwestern College.

Occupation Jobs in IA Average Salary in IA
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 1,400 $56,300
Special Education Professors 1,080 $57,730
Middle School Special Education Teachers 750 $58,890
Interpreters and Translators 630 $37,840
Special Education Teachers 210 $75,280


*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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