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Special Education Schools in Kentucky

In 2018-2019, 582 students earned their Special Ed degrees in KY.

In this state, Special Education is the 33rd most popular major out of a total 256 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 361
Bachelor’s Degree 204
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 8
Post-Master’s Certificate 8

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Black or African American: 4.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.7%
  • White: 84.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 9.8%
Special Education Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Kentucky

In this state, there are 8,260 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Kentucky

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $54,010. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 18 colleges in Kentucky that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

120 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
16,966 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,300 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. The student loan default rate is 6.50% which is lower than average.

80 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
14,980 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,800 after earning their degree at this institution. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,845. The average student takes 4.93 years to complete their degree at Eastern.

#3

Georgetown College

Georgetown
72 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
1,484 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.40%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 52% are considered full time.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
18,171 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 65% are considered full time.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
9,654 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 77%. It takes the average student 4.48 years to graduate. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,402 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.47 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 86% are considered full time.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
9,556 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.50%. This public school has an average net price of $12,242. 79% of the teachers are full time.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,670 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $16,692. The average student takes 4.56 years to complete their degree at UofL. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.40%.

#9

Bellarmine University

Louisville
23 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,331 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. An average student at Bellarmine U will pay a net price of $23,223. Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years.

#9

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville
23 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
12,381 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $27,300 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.35 years.

Special Education Careers in KY

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Special Education Preschool Teachers 20% $54,460
Interpreters and Translators 11% $44,960
Special Education Teachers 10% $58,190
Special Education Professors 5% $54,930
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 5% $53,850
Middle School Special Education Teachers 5% $53,710

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,737
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,238
Educational Administration 835
Curriculum & Instruction 503
Student Counseling 322
General Education 135
Teaching Assistant/Aide 55
Teaching English or French 44

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