Special Education in Alabama

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Alabama


Around 0.3% of Alabama's graduates graduate from special education degree programs every year. That means an estimated 442 special education professionals graduate from Alabama's 12 special education schools each year.

Top Schools

Auburn University, which is located in Auburn University, is the top-ranked school in Alabama that has a special education program. It received a ranking of 25th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Auburn University graduated 103 students from its special education program. Tuition at Auburn University was $7,900 per year.

Tuskegee University, which was ranked 49th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Alabama that has a special education program. It is located in Tuskegee Institute. Students at Tuskegee University paid $16,750 per year in tuition fees.

Alabama A & M University, which is located in Normal, is the third-ranked school in Alabama that has a special education program. It received a ranking of 51st in the country in 2010. 17 students graduated with degree in special education from Alabama A & M University in 2010. Tuition at Alabama A & M University was $5,800 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Alabama's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $8,032 per year, though tuition can range from $21,942 per year to $5,424 per year. In 2010, the special education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Alabama were:

  1. Samford University - located in Birmingham, students are charged $21,942 per year
  2. Tuskegee University - located in Tuskegee Institute, students are charged $16,750 per year
  3. The University of Alabama - located in Tuscaloosa, students are charged $7,900 per year

The following Alabama special education schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Jacksonville State University - located in Jacksonville, students are charged $5,424 per year
  2. University of North Alabama - located in Florence, students are charged $5,426 per year
  3. University of South Alabama - located in Mobile, students are charged $5,748 per year

A special education degree from an Alabama school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Alabama special education professionals:

  1. Bibb County - 390 special education professionals
  2. Chambers County - 210 special education professionals
  3. Mobile County - 200 special education professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,790 special education professionals will be working in Alabama state. This would require the number of special education professionals to grow by 18%.

Salary

special education professionals in Alabama earn $48,610 per year on average. However, Alabama special education professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $28,110 per year to more than $80,250 per year in 2010. The following counties in Alabama have the highest average salaries for special education professionals:

  1. Lee County - $54,240 per year
  2. Limestone County - $52,280 per year
  3. Lawrence County - $50,650 per year

The Alabama counties with the lowest average salary for special education professionals are:

  1. Geneva County - $44,580 per year
  2. Etowah County - $46,170 per year
  3. Autauga County - $46,500 per year

On average, the highest paid special education professionals in Alabama were:

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $48,610 per year

The special education professionals with lowest average salaries in Alabama were:

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $48,610 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alabama statistics regarding a career in special education and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as speech therapy or elementary education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education in Alabama
  • Master's Degree in Special Education in Alabama
  • Doctoral Degree in Special Education in Alabama

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,083 miles from location The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL 39.7481 46% 28,699
5,962 miles from location Auburn University Auburn University AL 74.9047 33% 24,602
6,040 miles from location University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL 27.7966 41% 16,874
6,116 miles from location University of South Alabama Mobile AL 26.3802 51% 14,522
5,981 miles from location Jacksonville State University Jacksonville AL 24.1544 49% 9,351
6,086 miles from location University of North Alabama Florence AL 26.2693 54% 7,194
6,009 miles from location Alabama State University Montgomery AL 19.3684 35% 5,564
6,030 miles from location Alabama A & M University Normal AL 49.4926 39% 5,327
6,056 miles from location University of West Alabama Livingston AL 24.0532 68% 5,157
6,040 miles from location Samford University Birmingham AL 33.7139 38% 4,658
6,053 miles from location Athens State University Athens AL 1.14105 n/a 3,511
5,975 miles from location Tuskegee University Tuskegee Institute AL 51.0867 43% 2,931
 

Curious what studying Special Education gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alabama

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 1,940 $48,610 -9.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are special education related jobs in Alabama