Special Education in Georgia

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Georgia


Each year, roughly 0.3% of Georgia students graduate with degrees in special education. Thus, Georgia's 17 special education schools put out approximately 696 special education professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia with a special education program is University of Georgia, which is located in Athens. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. 47 students graduated with a degree in special education from University of Georgia in 2010. Students at University of Georgia paid $8,736 per year in tuition fees.

Georgia State University, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a special education program. It is located in Atlanta. In 2010, Georgia State University graduated 70 students from its special education program. Tuition at Georgia State University was $8,698 per year.

Georgia College & State University, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a special education program. It is located in Milledgeville. In 2010, 36 students graduated from Georgia College & State University special education program. Students at Georgia College & State University paid $7,852 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Special education schools in Georgia, charge students an average tuition of $8,302 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $20,130 per year, or as little as $4,454 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia special education schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Brenau University - located in Gainesville, students are charged $20,130 per year
  2. Piedmont College - located in Demorest, students are charged $18,000 per year
  3. Clark Atlanta University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $17,954 per year

The special education schools in Georgia that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Georgia Southwestern State University - located in Americus, students are charged $4,454 per year
  2. Armstrong Atlantic State University - located in Savannah, students are charged $4,510 per year
  3. Albany State University - located in Albany, students are charged $4,592 per year

A special education degree from a Georgia school... what next?

The Georgia counties with the largest populations of special education professional are:

  1. Barrow County - 5,690 special education professionals
  2. Baldwin County - 460 special education professionals
  3. Banks County - 440 special education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of special education professionals in Georgia will grow by 38%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 12,880 special education professionals working in Georgia.

Salary

On average, special education professionals earn a salary of $52,070 per year in Georgia state. However, this number is only an average. Special education professional in Georgia had varying salaries from $32,300 to $76,310 per year in 2010. The following counties in Georgia have the highest average salaries for special education professionals:

  1. Clarke County - $59,240 per year
  2. Bulloch County - $54,550 per year
  3. Baldwin County - $53,610 per year

The following counties in Georgia have the lowest average salaries for special education professional:

  1. Hall County - $43,870 per year
  2. Brantley County - $49,200 per year
  3. Brooks County - $49,230 per year

The special education professionals with highest average salaries in Georgia were:

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $52,070 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $52,070 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia 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.

  • Associate's Degree in Special Education in Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Special Education in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Special Education in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,845 miles from location University of Georgia Athens GA 84.6189 51% 34,885
5,902 miles from location Georgia State University Atlanta GA 68.3293 68% 30,427
5,915 miles from location Kennesaw State University Kennesaw GA 60.8852 56% 22,389
5,746 miles from location Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA 32.9448 72% 19,086
5,827 miles from location Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 59.0098 52% 12,391
5,943 miles from location University of West Georgia Carrollton GA 56.8754 57% 11,500
5,930 miles from location Columbus State University Columbus GA 24.244 61% 8,178
5,707 miles from location Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah GA 55.7086 61% 7,538
5,765 miles from location Augusta State University Augusta GA 51.0634 68% 7,061
5,833 miles from location Georgia College & State University Milledgeville GA 63.1655 48% 6,633
5,882 miles from location North Georgia College & State University Dahlonega GA 27.7495 53% 5,652
5,880 miles from location Albany State University Albany GA 26.6919 38% 4,473
5,904 miles from location Clark Atlanta University Atlanta GA 22.0674 18% 3,873
5,887 miles from location Georgia Southwestern State University Americus GA 23.3063 52% 2,903
5,858 miles from location Piedmont College Demorest GA 22.0766 30% 2,811
5,872 miles from location Brenau University Gainesville GA 54.8741 12% 2,760
5,901 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Atlanta Atlanta GA 7.58458 n/a 868
 

Curious what studying Special Education gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 9,610 $52,070 37.1%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are special education related jobs in Georgia