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Special Education at University of Washington - Seattle Campus

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

UW Seattle is located in Seattle, Washington and has a total student population of 48,149.

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.

UW Seattle Special Education Degrees Available

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

UW Seattle Special Education Rankings

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In 2021, 27 students received their master’s degree in special ed from UW Seattle. This makes it the #172 most popular school for special ed master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 5 students who received their doctoral degrees in special ed, making the school the #9 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Special Ed Student Demographics at UW Seattle

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

UW Seattle Special Education Master’s Program

81% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 27 students who earned a master's degree in Special Education from UW Seattle in 2020-2021, 19% were men and 81% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 13% men graduate in special ed each year. UW Seattle does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 6% more men than average.


Of the students who received a special ed master's degree from UW Seattle, 59% were white. This is below average for this degree on the natiowide level. In the special ed master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 37% of degree recipients. That is 9% better than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 16
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

UW Seattle also has a doctoral program available in special ed. In 2021, 5 students 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 WA, the home state for University of Washington - Seattle Campus.

Occupation Jobs in WA Average Salary in WA
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 4,570 $65,400
Special Education Professors 2,120 $66,400
Middle School Special Education Teachers 1,210 $64,220
Interpreters and Translators 880 $48,560
Special Education Preschool Teachers 660 $63,400


*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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