There are schools offering special education degrees in Florida!
Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Florida
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Each year, roughly 0.3% of Florida students graduate with degrees in special education. Thus, Florida's 34 special education schools put out approximately 1,409 special education professionals each year.
The top-ranked school in Florida that has a special education program is University of Miami. University of Miami, which was ranked 20th in the country in 2010, is located in Miami. 36 students graduated with a degree in special education from University of Miami in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Miami was $37,836 per year.
The second-ranked school in Florida with a special education program is University of Central Florida, which is located in Orlando. In 2010, it was ranked 20th nationwide. In 2010, University of Central Florida graduated 124 students from its special education program. University of Central Florida charged in-state students $5,021 in tuition fees per year.
University of South Florida-Main Campus, which was ranked 20th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Florida that has a special education program. It is located in Tampa. In 2010, 60 students graduated from University of South Florida-Main Campus special education program. Tuition at University of South Florida-Main Campus was $5,198 per year.
Tuition at Florida's special education schools ranges from $37,836 per year to $2,264 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,666 per year. In 2010, the special education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Florida were:
- University of Miami - located in Miami, students are charged $37,836 per year
- Stetson University - located in De Land, students are charged $33,424 per year
- Lynn University - located in Boca Raton, students are charged $30,900 per year
The special education schools in Florida that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Hillsborough Community College - located in Tampa, students are charged $2,264 per year
- Broward College - located in Fort Lauderdale, students are charged $2,272 per year
- Florida State College at Jacksonville - located in Jacksonville, students are charged $2,450 per year
A special education degree from a Florida school... what next?
The following counties have the largest number of Florida special education professionals:
- Hernando County - 1,820 special education professionals
- Lake County - 1,040 special education professionals
- Manatee County - 580 special education professionals
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of special education professionals is expected to grow by 19% by 2018. There are projected to be 12,650 special education professionals working in the Florida then.
On average, special education professionals earn a salary of $52,940 per year in Florida state. However, Florida special education professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $31,940 per year to more than $76,430 per year in 2010. On average special education professional earn the most in the following Florida counties:
- Hernando County - $57,740 per year
- Lake County - $53,870 per year
- Manatee County - $50,300 per year
Special education professionals in the following counties in Florida make the lowest salaries on average:
- Broward County - $44,270 per year
- Calhoun County - $44,660 per year
- Bradford County - $45,300 per year
On average, the highest paid special education professionals in Florida were:
- Preschool Special Education Teacher - $52,940 per year
On average, the lowest paid special education professionals in Florida were:
- Preschool Special Education Teacher - $52,940 per year
The charts and graphs below have additional Florida 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.
- Associate's Degree in Special Education in Florida
- Bachelor's Degree in Special Education in Florida
- Master's Degree in Special Education in Florida
- Doctoral Degree in Special Education in Florida
- Certificate in Special Education in Florida
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|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|5,614 miles from location||Miami Dade College||Miami||FL||21.2072||n/a||59,120|
|5,691 miles from location||University of Central Florida||Orlando||FL||79.9378||42%||53,401|
|5,765 miles from location||University of Florida||Gainesville||FL||51.5494||57%||50,691|
|5,762 miles from location||University of South Florida-Main Campus||Tampa||FL||72.4067||33%||40,022|
|5,885 miles from location||Florida State University||Tallahassee||FL||44.3212||42%||39,785|
|5,626 miles from location||Florida International University||Miami||FL||68.8147||46%||39,610|
|5,613 miles from location||Broward College||Fort Lauderdale||FL||17.4756||n/a||37,360|
|5,780 miles from location||St Petersburg College||Clearwater||FL||18.6493||n/a||29,282|
|5,619 miles from location||Nova Southeastern University||Fort Lauderdale||FL||56.4155||31%||29,153|
|5,728 miles from location||Florida State College at Jacksonville||Jacksonville||FL||18.8342||n/a||28,877|
|5,612 miles from location||Florida Atlantic University||Boca Raton||FL||62.724||39%||27,637|
|5,764 miles from location||Hillsborough Community College||Tampa||FL||20.5441||n/a||26,964|
|5,685 miles from location||Daytona State College||Daytona Beach||FL||17.1637||n/a||17,352|
|5,633 miles from location||Indian River State College||Fort Pierce||FL||19.855||n/a||17,110|
|5,716 miles from location||University of North Florida||Jacksonville||FL||64.438||34%||16,477|
|5,619 miles from location||University of Miami||Miami||FL||80.2467||21%||15,629|
|5,754 miles from location||Saint Leo University||Saint Leo||FL||24.1963||31%||14,339|
|6,059 miles from location||The University of West Florida||Pensacola||FL||28.0496||38%||11,143|
|5,716 miles from location||Florida Gulf Coast University||Fort Myers||FL||59.7095||37%||11,092|
|5,615 miles from location||Barry University||Miami||FL||20.8596||24%||8,846|
|5,774 miles from location||University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus||Saint Petersburg||FL||61.7936||56%||3,895|
|5,699 miles from location||Stetson University||De Land||FL||29.1467||20%||3,790|
|5,684 miles from location||Bethune-Cookman University||Daytona Beach||FL||47.2707||29%||3,614|
|5,732 miles from location||Southeastern University||Lakeland||FL||20.2948||n/a||2,950|
|5,705 miles from location||Flagler College||Saint Augustine||FL||59.9923||49%||2,716|
|5,619 miles from location||Saint Thomas University||Opa Locka||FL||48.5748||36%||2,476|
|5,942 miles from location||Chipola College||Marianna||FL||23.4792||n/a||2,341|
|5,614 miles from location||Lynn University||Boca Raton||FL||18.2065||23%||2,224|
|5,620 miles from location||Florida Memorial University||Opa Locka||FL||20.5697||25%||1,923|
|0 miles from location||Carlos Albizu University-Miami Campus||Miami||FL||26.749||86%||1,081|
|5,711 miles from location||Warner University||Lake Wales||FL||24.7058||52%||1,078|
|5,779 miles from location||Clearwater Christian College||Clearwater||FL||23.1467||64%||574|
|5,888 miles from location||Flagler College-Tallahassee||Tallahassee||FL||0.96384||n/a||481|
|5,779 miles from location||Loraines Academy Inc||Saint Petersburg||FL||18.5897||n/a||236|
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School +||10,460||$52,940||24.5%|
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