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Special Education Schools in Arkansas

In 2018-2019, 416 students earned their Special Ed degrees in AR.

As a degree choice, Special Education is the 26th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Arkansas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 300
Post-Master’s Certificate 73
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 73
Bachelor’s Degree 43

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in AR Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Black or African American: 5.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.9%
  • White: 85.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 5.0%
Special Education Majors in AR Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Arkansas

There are 4,210 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. AR

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Arkansas

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $46,870. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 9 colleges in Arkansas that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 9 below:

299 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
13,709 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. The 5.90% student loan default rate is lower than average.

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
10,515 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,200 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,102. The student loan default rate of 8.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
11,177 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. In their early career, UCA grads earn an average salary of $29,600. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,723.

#4

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville
30 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
27,778 Total Students

The 4.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 86% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 77% get financial aid.

#5

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,101 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 95% get financial aid. In their early career, ATU grads earn an average salary of $28,900. This public school has an average net price of $12,362.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
3,961 Total Students

84% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
22% Graduation Rate
3,111 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $11,164. Most students complete their degree in 4.34 years.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
5,121 Total Students

99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.36 years to complete their degree at Harding. 81% of the teachers are full time.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
26% Graduation Rate
2,579 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $21,200 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.97 years. 81% of the teachers are full time.

Special Education Careers in AR

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title AR Job Growth AR Median Salary
Special Education Preschool Teachers 21% $46,040
Special Education Teachers 15% $24,520
Special Education Professors 10% $50,880
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 9% $48,860
Middle School Special Education Teachers 8% $49,580

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

Major Annual Graduates in AR
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,581
Educational Administration 1,310
Teacher Education Subject Specific 733
Student Counseling 345
Curriculum & Instruction 258
General Education 124
Teaching English or French 107
Instructional Media Design 100

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