Special Education in Arkansas

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Arkansas


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Arkansas receive special education degrees every year. Thus, Arkansas' 8 special education schools put out approximately 84 special education professionals each year.

Top Schools

Arkansas State University-Main Campus, which is located in Jonesboro, is the top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a special education program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Arkansas State University-Main Campus graduated 34 students from its special education program. The tuition rate at Arkansas State University-Main Campus was $6,640 per year.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, which was ranked 50th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arkansas that has a special education program. It is located in Pine Bluff. In 2010, 0 students graduated from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff special education program. Tuition at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was $5,033 per year.

The third-ranked school in Arkansas that has a special education program is University of Arkansas. University of Arkansas, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Fayetteville. 15 students graduated with degree in special education from University of Arkansas in 2010. University of Arkansas charged in-state students $6,768 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Arkansas' special education schools ranges from $6,908 per year to $4,804 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,883 per year. The Arkansas special education schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Central Arkansas - located in Conway, students are charged $6,908 per year
  2. University of Arkansas - located in Fayetteville, students are charged $6,768 per year
  3. University of Arkansas at Little Rock - located in Little Rock, students are charged $6,643 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Arkansas special education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Arkansas Tech University - located in Russellville, students are charged $4,804 per year
  2. University of Arkansas at Monticello - located in Monticello, students are charged $4,990 per year
  3. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff - located in Pine Bluff, students are charged $5,033 per year

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

The largest populations of Arkansas special education professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Faulkner County - 430 special education professionals
  2. Benton County - 250 special education professionals
  3. Clay County - 250 special education professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of special education professionals is expected to grow by 32% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,840 special education professionals working in the Arkansas then.

Salary

special education professionals in Arkansas earn $45,340 per year on average. But, salaries for special education professional can vary. In 2010, special education professional made as little as less than $27,640 per year or as much as more than $83,830 per year in Arkansas. The following counties in Arkansas have the highest average salaries for special education professionals:

  1. Benton County - $55,530 per year
  2. Cleveland County - $46,750 per year
  3. Faulkner County - $46,000 per year

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

  1. Arkansas County - $40,510 per year
  2. Cleburne County - $40,630 per year
  3. Baxter County - $40,940 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $45,340 per year

On average, the lowest paid special education professionals in Arkansas were:

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $45,340 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arkansas statistics regarding a career in special education. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as speech therapy or elementary education.

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

  • Master's Degree in Special Education in Arkansas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,458 miles from location University of Arkansas Fayetteville AR 36.0603 43% 19,849
6,358 miles from location University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock AR 15.6268 n/a 13,132
6,263 miles from location Arkansas State University-Main Campus Jonesboro AR 57.8251 55% 12,156
6,364 miles from location University of Central Arkansas Conway AR 28.4857 62% 11,781
6,402 miles from location Arkansas Tech University Russellville AR 28.9794 59% 8,814
6,339 miles from location University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff AR 50.0243 62% 3,792
6,400 miles from location Henderson State University Arkadelphia AR 27.248 100% 3,567
6,329 miles from location University of Arkansas at Monticello Monticello AR 17.5467 n/a 3,479
 

Curious what studying Special Education gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 1,620 $45,340 5.2%
 

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