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Special Education Schools in Wisconsin

In 2018-2019, 485 students earned their Special Ed degrees in WI.

In terms of popularity, Special Education is the 49th most popular major in the state out of a total 292 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Wisconsin

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 271
Master’s Degree 150
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 35
Post-Master’s Certificate 35
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 25
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 4
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 4

Gender Distribution

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

Special Education Majors in WI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 3.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.7%
  • White: 89.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.2%
  • Other Races: 2.7%
Special Education Majors in WI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Wisconsin

There are 5,410 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. WI

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Wisconsin

A typical salary for a special ed grad in the state is $53,310, compared to a typical salary of $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 20 colleges in Wisconsin that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
16,410 Total Students

64% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 3.40% which is lower than average. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,695.

70 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
13,059 Total Students

The average student takes 4.57 years to complete their degree at UW - Whitewater. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,166. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

66 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
11,604 Total Students

The average student takes 4.62 years to complete their degree at UW - Eau Claire. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 80% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,673.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
27,012 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,300 a year. A typical student attending UWM will pay a net price of $17,661.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
2,148 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $43,000 after graduation. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 4.54 years to complete their degree at Cardinal Stritch.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
9,086 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,600 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 89% of students receive it. The student loan default rate is 3.50% which is lower than average.

#7

Viterbo University

La Crosse
33 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
2,598 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.38 years to graduate. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $19,974. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
2,603 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 74%. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 5.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
43,463 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.37 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $45,000 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
8,770 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.73 years. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 84% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Special Education Careers in WI

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title WI Job Growth WI Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 20% $50,800
Special Education Teachers 13% $62,390
Special Education Preschool Teachers 9% $43,520
Special Education Professors 3% $52,440
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 3% $54,090
Middle School Special Education Teachers 2% $53,460

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

Major Annual Graduates in WI
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,431
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,071
Educational Administration 995
General Education 728
Curriculum & Instruction 228
Student Counseling 216
Teaching Assistant/Aide 91
Education Philosophy 69

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