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Special Education Schools in Texas

1,135 Special Ed students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Special Education major is the 67th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Texas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,010
Bachelor’s Degree 70
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 32
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 32
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 32
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 23
Post-Master’s Certificate 23

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in TX Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Black or African American: 7.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 32.8%
  • White: 52.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.0%
  • Other Races: 4.1%
Special Education Majors in TX Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Texas

There are 42,010 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. TX

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Texas

Special Ed grads earn an average of $56,960 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 42 colleges in Texas that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

153 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
38,209 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 78% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $17,033.

120 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
28,644 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 84% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.40%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $31,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

#3

Lamar University

Beaumont
85 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
14,783 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.84 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. A typical student attending Lamar University will pay a net price of $12,967.

74 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
5,834 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 52% are considered full time. The 8.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $40,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
38,241 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $13,609. The average student takes 4.57 years to complete their degree at UNT. The student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1.

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
51,832 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,505. The student loan default rate is 2.60% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 65% get financial aid.

58 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
32,264 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,849. The student loan default rate of 6.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the students who attend this school, 83% get financial aid.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
3,223 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $18,467. 97% of the teachers are full time. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#8

MSU Texas

Wichita Falls
39 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
6,102 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.67 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 74% are considered full time.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
13,144 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 73% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.54 years to complete their degree at SFASU. Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid.

Special Education Careers in TX

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title TX Job Growth TX Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 24% $52,830
Special Education Preschool Teachers 21% $52,960
Special Education Teachers 21% $55,200
Middle School Special Education Teachers 20% $56,920
Special Education Professors 20% $57,960
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 20% $57,480

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

Major Annual Graduates in TX
Educational Administration 4,949
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,958
Curriculum & Instruction 1,815
Student Counseling 1,033
Teacher Education Subject Specific 992
General Education 772
Instructional Media Design 472
Multilingual Education 173

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