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Special Education Schools in Georgia

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

A Special Education major is the 69th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Georgia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 237
Bachelor’s Degree 162
Post-Master’s Certificate 82
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 82
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 7
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 3

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in GA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 17.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.3%
  • White: 72.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.2%
  • Other Races: 3.3%
Special Education Majors in GA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Georgia

In this state, there are 15,330 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. GA

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Georgia

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $55,670. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 18 colleges in Georgia that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

94 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
38,920 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average. 91% of the teachers are full time. 97% of students get financical aid.

77 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
35,041 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,200 a year. A typical student attending Georgia State will pay a net price of $14,519. The student to faculty ratio is 23 to 1.

72 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
7,031 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $20,189. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,700 after earning their degree at this institution. It takes the average student 4.32 years to graduate.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
13,238 Total Students

A typical student attending University of West Georgia will pay a net price of $16,234. In their early career, University of West Georgia grads earn an average salary of $31,600. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 81% are considered full time.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
11,270 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.68 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,278. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 75% are considered full time.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
7,877 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,600 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. A typical student attending CSU will pay a net price of $12,194.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
2,950 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,400 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 94% of students get financical aid.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
26,054 Total Students

The 6.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. 90% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending GaSou will pay a net price of $15,795.

#9

Georgia Gwinnett College

Lawrenceville
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
21% Graduation Rate
12,831 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 5.14 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
6,122 Total Students

In their early career, Albany State grads earn an average salary of $24,500. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 5.06 years to complete their degree at Albany State.

#10

Augusta University

Augusta
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
8,650 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $54,100 after earning their degree at this institution. A typical student attending Augusta University will pay a net price of $13,438. The full-time teacher rate is 65%.

Special Education Careers in GA

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title GA Job Growth GA Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 22% $55,250
Special Education Preschool Teachers 15% $54,430
Special Education Professors 14% $57,670
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 14% $54,520
Middle School Special Education Teachers 14% $58,410
Special Education Teachers 6% $56,960

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

Major Annual Graduates in GA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4,963
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,098
Educational Administration 830
Curriculum & Instruction 607
Instructional Media Design 524
Student Counseling 376
General Education 116
Teaching English or French 114

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