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Special Education Schools in Iowa

190 students earned Special Ed degrees in Iowa in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Special Education is the 77th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 148
Bachelor’s Degree 32
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1
Post-Master’s Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.6%
  • White: 92.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.6%
  • Other Races: 3.7%
Special Education Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Iowa

There are 4,160 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Iowa

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $56,300. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 12 colleges in Iowa that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

#1

Morningside College

Sioux City
92 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
2,698 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $37,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
4,392 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,993 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private institution charges an average net price of $18,693. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
1,846 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.40% which is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
11,187 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 75%. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid.

#5

University of Iowa

Iowa City
11 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
31,656 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $15,893. Most students complete their degree in 4.33 years. 84% of the teachers are full time.

#7

Northwestern College

Orange City
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,299 Total Students

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The 2.70% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#8

Drake University

Des Moines
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
4,869 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.40%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $46,800 a year.

#9

Dordt College

Sioux Center
1 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,564 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.10%. Graduates earn an average $35,900 after graduation.

#9

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids
1 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
1,835 Total Students

In their early career, Mount Mercy grads earn an average salary of $42,800. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The student loan default rate is 3.50% which is lower than average.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
34,992 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.46 years. 84% of the teachers are full time.

Special Education Careers in IA

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 19% $36,200
Special Education Teachers 8% $75,840
Special Education Professors 7% $56,570
Middle School Special Education Teachers 7% $57,660
Special Education Preschool Teachers 7% $48,660
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 6% $55,140

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,558
Teacher Education Subject Specific 559
Educational Administration 400
Other Education 229
General Education 120
Student Counseling 109
Curriculum & Instruction 98
Teaching English or French 39

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