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Special Education Schools in Minnesota

810 students earned Special Ed degrees in Minnesota in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Special Education is the 33rd most popular major in the state out of a total 288 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Minnesota

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 457
Post-Master’s Certificate 175
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 175
Bachelor’s Degree 169
Associate’s Degree 6
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 3

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in MN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 7.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.2%
  • White: 79.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 7.5%
Special Education Majors in MN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Minnesota

In this state, there are 15,010 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. MN

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Minnesota

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $62,810. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 20 colleges in Minnesota that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

131 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
10,035 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $28,904. The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at UST MN. The 1.10% student loan default rate is lower than average.

99 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
14,374 Total Students

67% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 5.47 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 89% get financial aid.

96 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
13,928 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 64% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 4.60% which is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
50,734 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.26 years. The full-time teacher rate is 83%. The student loan default rate is 2.20% which is lower than average.

81 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
5,054 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.90%. Most students complete their degree in 4.28 years. 37% of the teachers are full time.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
5,560 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.20 years. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.60%. Graduates earn an average $38,300 after graduation.

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
7,792 Total Students

The average student takes 5.39 years to complete their degree at Winona State. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,400 after earning their degree at this institution. The 3.50% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#8

Capella University

Minneapolis
39 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
37,171 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. The 6.80% student loan default rate is lower than average.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
5,860 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.90%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. The average student takes 5.42 years to complete their degree at MSU Moorhead.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
3,692 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. The student loan default rate is 2.40% which is lower than average.

Special Education Careers in MN

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title MN Job Growth MN Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 14% $53,250
Middle School Special Education Teachers 5% $64,760
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 5% $60,790
Special Education Professors 4% $61,920
Special Education Teachers 4% $66,930
Special Education Preschool Teachers 2% $60,840

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

Major Annual Graduates in MN
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,003
General Education 2,608
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,632
Educational Administration 1,264
Other Education 646
Curriculum & Instruction 477
Student Counseling 349
Teaching English or French 269

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