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Special Education Schools in Massachusetts

1,242 students earned Special Ed degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

A Special Education major is the 34th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,036
Post-Master’s Certificate 102
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 102
Bachelor’s Degree 100
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 4

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 3.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.3%
  • White: 79.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 8.6%
Special Education Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Massachusetts

There are 18,440 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Massachusetts

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $64,370. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 30 colleges in Massachusetts that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

171 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
3,152 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 17%. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $21,848.

#2

Endicott College

Beverly
153 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
4,794 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $34,861. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 28% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

127 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
10,990 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. The average student takes 4.55 years to complete their degree at Bridgewater State. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,400 a year.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
7,199 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.42 years. 53% of the teachers are full time. 90% of students get financical aid.

97 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
2,234 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.20%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
6,082 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. This private institution charges an average net price of $28,568. It takes the average student 4.10 years to graduate.

80 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
16,164 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 84% get financial aid. The 5.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

#8

Lesley University

Cambridge
72 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
4,838 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 23%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $32,289. The student loan default rate of 3.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#9

Merrimack College

North Andover
60 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
4,643 Total Students

In their early career, Merrimack grads earn an average salary of $45,500. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.70%.

#10

Elms College

Chicopee
51 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,531 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The student loan default rate of 7.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $43,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

Special Education Careers in MA

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 13% $53,280
Special Education Professors 11% $74,110
Special Education Teachers 11% $49,330
Middle School Special Education Teachers 11% $72,540
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 11% $72,260
Special Education Preschool Teachers 10% $57,300

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,738
General Education 1,862
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,366
Educational Administration 674
Other Education 593
Curriculum & Instruction 541
Student Counseling 252
Teaching English or French 188

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