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Special Education Schools in Michigan

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

In terms of popularity, Special Education is the 50th most popular major in the state out of a total 319 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Michigan

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 362
Bachelor’s Degree 274
Post-Master’s Certificate 13
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 13
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 11
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 11
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 11
Associate’s Degree 2

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in MI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 3.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.3%
  • White: 86.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.1%
  • Other Races: 3.6%
Special Education Majors in MI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Michigan

In this state, there are 8,110 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. MI

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Michigan

A typical salary for a special ed grad in the state is $63,700, compared to a typical salary of $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 27 colleges in Michigan that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

126 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
17,784 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 9.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 4.89 years to complete their degree at Eastern Michigan.

91 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
49,809 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.40%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $41,600 a year. A typical student attending Michigan State will pay a net price of $18,984.

82 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
21,470 Total Students

63% of the teachers are full time. 89% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.73 years.

75 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
24,033 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 3.80% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. The average student takes 4.58 years to complete their degree at GVSU.

#5

Oakland University

Rochester Hills
50 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
19,013 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $11,560. The full-time teacher rate is 53%.

#6

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center
46 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
8,251 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.91 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 95% get financial aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,375.

#7

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant
45 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
19,362 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,100 after earning their degree at this institution. The 4.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 95% get financial aid.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
26,824 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. The student loan default rate is 7.20% which is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $32,600 after graduation.

#9

Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor
22 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
3,333 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $19,599. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,100 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
7,732 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. The student loan default rate of 8.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it.

Special Education Careers in MI

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title MI Job Growth MI Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 19% $39,850
Special Education Preschool Teachers 8% $66,770
Special Education Teachers 8% $69,370
Special Education Professors 6% $63,180
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 5% $66,240
Middle School Special Education Teachers 5% $60,400

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

Major Annual Graduates in MI
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,486
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,354
Educational Administration 860
General Education 719
Curriculum & Instruction 315
Instructional Media Design 228
Student Counseling 207
Teaching English or French 125

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