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Special Education Schools in Colorado

292 Special Ed students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Special Education is the 69th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Colorado

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 201
Bachelor’s Degree 71
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 11
Post-Master’s Certificate 11
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in CO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Black or African American: 2.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.6%
  • White: 78.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.4%
  • Other Races: 5.8%
Special Education Majors in CO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Colorado

10,130 people in the state and 532,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to special ed.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. CO

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Colorado

Special Ed grads earn an average of $54,920 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 8 colleges in Colorado that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

179 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
13,437 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.60% which is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.45 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,230.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
7,625 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,200 a year. Most students complete their degree in 4.25 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
7,907 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $50,000 a year.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
20,192 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. In their early career, MSU Denver grads earn an average salary of $34,100. 73% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
13,123 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,812. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.10%. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
11,952 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 88% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. In their early career, DU grads earn an average salary of $44,500.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
25,645 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 65%. The 3.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
3,110 Total Students

45% of the teachers are full time. The 9.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, Adams State grads earn an average salary of $26,700.

Special Education Careers in CO

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title CO Job Growth CO Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 54% $59,540
Special Education Preschool Teachers 22% $53,620
Special Education Professors 20% $52,700
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 20% $51,200
Middle School Special Education Teachers 20% $50,970
Special Education Teachers 14% $51,050

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

Major Annual Graduates in CO
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,883
Educational Administration 886
General Education 500
Curriculum & Instruction 364
Multilingual Education 214
Teacher Education Subject Specific 191
Student Counseling 88
Educational Assessment 40

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