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Special Education Schools in Rhode Island

150 students earned Special Ed degrees in Rhode Island in the 2018-2019 year.

A Special Education major is the 40th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Rhode Island

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 92
Master’s Degree 48
Associate’s Degree 10

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in RI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Black or African American: 0.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.0%
  • White: 88.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 6.7%
Special Education Majors in RI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Rhode Island

In this state, there are 1,870 people employed in jobs related to a special ed degree, compared to 532,840 nationwide.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. RI

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Rhode Island

In this state, special ed grads earn an average of $70,720. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,500.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in Rhode Island that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:


Providence College

61 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
4,674 Total Students

62% of the teachers are full time. This private school has an average net price of $38,990. The average student takes 4.03 years to complete their degree at Providence.


Rhode Island College

61 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
7,766 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,523. The student loan default rate of 7.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Most students complete their degree in 4.77 years.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,647 Total Students

The 2.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 93%. It takes the average student 4.08 years to graduate.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,539 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. In their early career, CCRI grads earn an average salary of $26,000. 94% of students get financical aid.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
17,777 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $20,334. It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.40%.

Special Education Careers in RI

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title RI Job Growth RI Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 7% $42,840
Special Education Teachers 5% $79,300
Middle School Special Education Teachers 3% $71,310
Special Education Professors 3% $75,350
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 2% $72,950

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

Major Annual Graduates in RI
Teacher Education Grade Specific 316
Teacher Education Subject Specific 175
General Education 82
Educational Administration 74
Student Counseling 50
Other Education 47
Teaching English or French 37
Multilingual Education 9

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