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Special Education Schools in Connecticut

In 2018-2019, 448 students earned their Special Ed degrees in CT.

In this state, Special Education is the 38th most popular major out of a total 247 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Connecticut

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 314
Bachelor’s Degree 89
Post-Master’s Certificate 39
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 39
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3
Associate’s Degree 3

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in CT Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Black or African American: 4.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.2%
  • White: 81.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.2%
  • Other Races: 7.8%
Special Education Majors in CT Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Connecticut

6,860 people in the state and 532,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to special ed.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. CT

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Connecticut

A typical salary for a special ed grad in the state is $70,200, compared to a typical salary of $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

108 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
10,050 Total Students

48% of the teachers are full time. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public school has an average net price of $19,291.

82 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
10,207 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.06 years to graduate. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $39,307. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 35% are considered full time.

#3

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford
79 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
2,465 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $25,508. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
27,412 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.17 years. The full-time teacher rate is 67%. 74% of students get financical aid.

#5

University of Hartford

West Hartford
43 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
6,770 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,400 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.24 years.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
11,822 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.10%. The average student takes 4.73 years to complete their degree at CCSU. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#7

Fairfield University

Fairfield
28 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
5,273 Total Students

In their early career, Fairfield U grads earn an average salary of $55,500. It takes the average student 4.06 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,016 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $6,931. 76% of students get financical aid. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Special Education Careers in CT

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title CT Job Growth CT Median Salary
Special Education Teachers 11% $70,970
Interpreters and Translators 10% $46,710
Special Education Preschool Teachers 9% $62,140
Middle School Special Education Teachers -3% $79,900
Special Education Professors -3% $77,350
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers -3% $77,360

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

Major Annual Graduates in CT
Teacher Education Grade Specific 802
Educational Administration 489
Teacher Education Subject Specific 462
General Education 460
Curriculum & Instruction 194
Student Counseling 158
Instructional Media Design 78
Other Education 36

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