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Special Education at University of West Georgia

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

University of West Georgia is located in Carrollton, Georgia and approximately 13,238 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 9 special ed majors received their bachelor's degree from University of West Georgia.

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.

University of West Georgia Special Education Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at University of West Georgia

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? University of West Georgia offers distance education options for special ed at the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

University of West Georgia Special Education Rankings

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

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The special ed major at University of West Georgia 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 Online Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools 18
Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools 119
Best Value Special Education Schools 198
Most Popular Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools 225

In 2019, 8 students received their master’s degree in special ed from University of West Georgia. This makes it the #372 most popular school for special ed master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of University of West Georgia Special Ed Graduates

The median salary of special ed students who receive their bachelor's degree at University of West Georgia is $35,600. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $36,400 for all special ed students.

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Special Ed Student Demographics at University of West Georgia

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

University of West Georgia Special Education Bachelor’s Program

78% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 22% of special ed bachelor's degrees went to men and 78% went to women. The typical special ed bachelor's degree program is made up of only 13% men. So male students are more repesented at University of West Georgia since its program graduates 9% more men than average.

University of West Georgia Gender Breakdown of Special Education Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 89% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in special ed at University of West Georgia are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Special Education Majors at University of West Georgia
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 8
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

University of West Georgia Special Education Master’s Program

100% Women
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 students graduated with a master's degree in special ed from University of West Georgia. About 0% were men and 100% were women.

University of West Georgia Gender Breakdown of Special Education Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a special ed master's degree from University of West Georgia, 100% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Special Education Majors at University of West Georgia
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 8
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

University of West Georgia also has a doctoral program available in special ed. In 2019, 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 GA, the home state for University of West Georgia.

Occupation Jobs in GA Average Salary in GA
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 5,180 $55,160
Middle School Special Education Teachers 4,040 $59,410
Special Education Professors 3,410 $58,260
Interpreters and Translators 1,610 $55,670
Special Education Teachers 870 $58,010

References

*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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