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Special Education Schools in Alabama

In 2018-2019, 481 students earned their Special Ed degrees in AL.

A Special Education major is the 36th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Alabama

Special Ed majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 262
Bachelor’s Degree 178
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 40
Post-Master’s Certificate 40
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

In Alabama, a special ed major is more popular with women than with men.

Special Education Majors in AL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of special ed majors in Alabama is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Black or African American: 15.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.7%
  • White: 76.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 5.4%
Special Education Majors in AL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Alabama

In this state, there are 2,090 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. AL

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Alabama

Special Ed grads earn an average of $46,810 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 16 colleges in Alabama that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

134 Degrees in Major Awarded
28% Graduation Rate
5,653 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.60 years to graduate. 96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Graduates earn an average $26,400 after graduation.

113 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
30,460 Total Students

The average student takes 4.44 years to complete their degree at Auburn. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,500 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
38,100 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 80% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $22,232. In their early career, UA grads earn an average salary of $37,400.

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
9,021 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 9.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 68% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, Jacksonville State University grads earn an average salary of $28,700.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
22,080 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. The student loan default rate of 5.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public school has an average net price of $17,005.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
14,397 Total Students

61% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $14,871. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
6,172 Total Students

91% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 5.05 years to complete their degree at AAMU. Graduates earn an average $25,200 after graduation.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
22% Graduation Rate
5,188 Total Students

The average student takes 5.18 years to complete their degree at AUM. 97% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,680.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,941 Total Students

46% of the teachers are full time. The 7.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
7,702 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. This public school has an average net price of $12,557. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Special Education Careers in AL

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title AL Job Growth AL Median Salary
Special Education Preschool Teachers 20% $46,590
Interpreters and Translators 9% $38,630
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 5% $51,880
Middle School Special Education Teachers 4% $55,140
Special Education Professors 3% $48,970
Special Education Teachers 0% $62,350

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to special ed.

Major Annual Graduates in AL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,305
Teacher Education Subject Specific 925
Educational Administration 557
Student Counseling 284
Instructional Media Design 134
General Education 83
Teaching English or French 42
Other Education 35

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