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Special Education Schools in New Mexico

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

In terms of popularity, Special Education is the 26th most popular major in the state out of a total 236 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in New Mexico

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 104
Bachelor’s Degree 73
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 60
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 60
Post-Master’s Certificate 22
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 22
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 6
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 3
Associate’s Degree 2

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in NM Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.1%
  • Black or African American: 5.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 40.4%
  • White: 40.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.2%
  • Other Races: 7.0%
Special Education Majors in NM Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in New Mexico

There are 3,530 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. NM

Wages for Special Education Jobs in New Mexico

Special Ed grads earn an average of $51,050 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 11 colleges in New Mexico that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

70 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,289 Total Students

The average student takes 4.79 years to complete their degree at NMSU Main Campus. This public school has an average net price of $7,867. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
18% Graduation Rate
3,037 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,072. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,500 a year.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
24,319 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $28,100 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.79 years.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,553 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,400 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $3,620.

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
6,005 Total Students

98% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.68 years to complete their degree at ENMU - Main Campus. 67% of the teachers are full time.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,207 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 23% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
21% Graduation Rate
3,248 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,178. The average student takes 4.69 years to complete their degree at Western New Mexico University.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
4% Graduation Rate
951 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.89 years to graduate. 100% of the teachers are full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $16,748.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
4% Graduation Rate
926 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. 100% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $23,900 after graduation.

#10

San Juan College

Farmington
2 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,679 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 89% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 36% are considered full time.

Special Education Careers in NM

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title NM Job Growth NM Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 15% $57,200
Special Education Teachers 6% $58,050
Special Education Professors 5% $53,670
Middle School Special Education Teachers 4% $46,500
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 4% $48,870

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

Major Annual Graduates in NM
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,059
Teacher Education Subject Specific 306
General Education 252
Student Counseling 176
Educational Administration 151
Teaching Assistant/Aide 65
Curriculum & Instruction 56
Education Philosophy 45

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