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Special Education Schools in Florida

888 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 Florida

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 423
Bachelor’s Degree 365
Associate’s Degree 38
Post-Master’s Certificate 30
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 30
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 22
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 22
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 10
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 10
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 10

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in FL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Black or African American: 10.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 24.5%
  • White: 56.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.3%
  • Other Races: 5.5%
Special Education Majors in FL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Florida

In this state, there are 24,430 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. FL

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Florida

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $51,500. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 31 colleges in Florida that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

151 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
12,557 Total Students

The average student takes 4.58 years to complete their degree at UWF. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. The student loan default rate of 6.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

91 Degrees in Major Awarded
51,679 Total Students

84% of students get financical aid. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, MDC grads earn an average salary of $25,700.

81 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
69,402 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,733. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $37,100 after earning their degree at this institution. 90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#4

University of Florida

Gainesville
66 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
52,407 Total Students

In their early career, UF grads earn an average salary of $42,600. The average student takes 4.26 years to complete their degree at UF. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it.

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
9,894 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $24,262. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

60 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
58,711 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.72 years. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,311. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 98% are considered full time.

#7

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale
51 Degrees in Major Awarded
38,976 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.00%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 27 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 74% get financial aid.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
42,450 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 86%. 22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#9

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale
39 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
20,576 Total Students

An average student at NUS Florida will pay a net price of $25,816. 39% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
17,117 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.64 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Special Education Careers in FL

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title FL Job Growth FL Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 26% $40,660
Special Education Teachers 14% $49,260
Special Education Preschool Teachers 13% $48,200
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 13% $60,230
Middle School Special Education Teachers 13% $53,820
Special Education Professors 13% $51,610

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

Major Annual Graduates in FL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,526
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,039
Educational Administration 1,646
General Education 683
Curriculum & Instruction 683
Other Education 669
Student Counseling 395
Instructional Media Design 185

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