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Special Education Schools in New York

3,798 Special Ed students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Special Education is the 21st most popular major out of a total 335 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 3,023
Bachelor’s Degree 584
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 171
Post-Master’s Certificate 171
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 20
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 20
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 20

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.4%
  • Black or African American: 10.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.7%
  • White: 64.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.4%
  • Other Races: 7.6%
Special Education Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in New York

In this state, there are 55,340 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for Special Education Jobs in New York

Special Ed grads earn an average of $83,010 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 69 colleges in New York that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Touro College

New York
551 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
11,800 Total Students

90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This private institution charges an average net price of $18,520. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

#2

Hunter College

New York
309 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
23,202 Total Students

A typical student attending Hunter will pay a net price of $2,796. Of all the students who attend this school, 87% get financial aid. The student loan default rate of 3.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

263 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
4,115 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $19,226. 100% of the teachers are full time. The 3.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#4

LIU Post

Brookville
237 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
15,196 Total Students

The average student takes 4.48 years to complete their degree at LIU Post. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.80%.

175 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
1,737 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 8.20% which is lower than average. This private institution charges an average net price of $16,429. Most students complete their degree in 4.18 years.

#6

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn
155 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
18,161 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 39% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $3,000. The average student takes 4.65 years to complete their degree at Brooklyn College.

#7

Daemen College

Amherst
148 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
2,574 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.45 years. The full-time teacher rate is 53%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.40%.

138 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
13,326 Total Students

97% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.50%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

105 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
21,635 Total Students

43% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $41,100 a year. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
2,494 Total Students

An average student at Manhattanville will pay a net price of $22,563. 30% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.12 years to graduate.

Special Education Careers in NY

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Special Education Preschool Teachers 21% $67,020
Interpreters and Translators 18% $64,460
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 7% $72,570
Special Education Professors 5% $77,400
Middle School Special Education Teachers 5% $79,230

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5,104
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5,022
Educational Administration 3,091
Teaching English or French 1,069
Student Counseling 945
Teaching Assistant/Aide 586
General Education 567
Multilingual Education 443

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