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Special Education at Point Loma Nazarene University

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Special Education at Point Loma Nazarene 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 Point Loma Nazarene University stacks up to those at other schools.

PLNU is located in San Diego, California and approximately 4,616 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.

PLNU Special Education Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Special Ed

PLNU Special Education Rankings

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Special Ed Student Demographics at PLNU

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

PLNU Special Education Master’s Program

95% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 19 special ed majors earned their master's degree from PLNU. Of these graduates, 5% were men and 95% were women.


In the special ed master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 53% of degree recipients. That is 24% better than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 9
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

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 Point Loma Nazarene 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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