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2021 Best Special Education Schools in Massachusetts

18 Colleges
$48,132 Avg Salary
$25,690 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Special Education School for You

Special Education is the #34 most popular major in Massachusetts with 1,242 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Special Education Schools in Massachusetts ranking. This report analyzed 18 schools in Massachusetts to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Special Education Schools in Massachusetts

The following schools top our list of the Best Special Education Colleges.

Top 10 Best Special Education Schools

#1

Endicott College

Beverly, MA

Our analysis found Endicott College to be the best school for special education students who want to pursue a degree in Massachusetts. Located in the large suburb of Beverly, Endicott is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#2

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Fitchburg State University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Special Education Schools in Massachusetts list. Fitchburg State is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Fitchburg.

After completing their degree, special ed graduates from Fitchburg State carry an average student debtload of $20,654. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $224, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Assumption University

Worcester, MA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Assumption University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Special Education Schools in Massachusetts list. Located in the midsize city of Worcester, Assumption is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#4

Boston University

Boston, MA

The excellent programs at Boston University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best special education schools in Massachusetts. Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that special ed majors at Boston U take out is $32,200. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $358.

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The excellent programs at University of Massachusetts - Boston helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best special education schools in Massachusetts. Located in the city of Boston, UMass Boston is a public school with a large student population.

Special Ed majors at UMass Boston take out an average of $28,278 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $329, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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American International College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Special Education Schools in Massachusetts list. Located in the medium-sized city of Springfield, AIC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their degree, special ed graduates from AIC carry an average student debtload of $21,077. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $246.

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#7

Simmons University

Boston, MA

Simmons University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Special Education Schools in Massachusetts ranking. Simmons is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

On average, special ed graduates from Simmons take out $41,000 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $478.

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Salem State University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Special Education Schools in Massachusetts ranking. Salem State is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Salem.

The average amount in student loans that special ed majors at Salem State take out is $16,642. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $194.

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#9

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Westfield State University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best special education programs. Located in the large suburb of Westfield, Westfield is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

While working on their degree, special ed majors at Westfield accumulate an average of around $24,000 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $249.

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#10

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Special Education Schools in Massachusetts ranking. Bridgewater State is a large public school located in the suburb of Bridgewater.

On average, special ed graduates from Bridgewater State take out $20,415 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Special Education Colleges in the New England Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Connecticut 448
New Hampshire 144
Maine 93
Rhode Island 150
Vermont 28

Special Education is one of 14 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 18 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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