Special Education in Kansas

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Kansas


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Kansas students graduate with degrees in special education. Thus, Kansas' 13 special education schools put out approximately 227 special education professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kansas with a special education program is Southwestern College, which is located in Winfield. In 2010, it was ranked 46th nationwide. In 2010, Southwestern College graduated 16 students from its special education program. Southwestern College charged in-state students $20,656 in tuition fees per year.

Kansas State University, which is located in Manhattan, is the second-ranked school in Kansas that has a special education program. It received a ranking of 61st in the country in 2010. 2 students graduated with degree in special education from Kansas State University in 2010. The tuition rate at Kansas State University was $7,376 per year.

The third-ranked school in Kansas that has a special education program is University of Kansas. University of Kansas, which was ranked 63rd in the country in 2010, is located in Lawrence. In 2010, University of Kansas graduated 72 students from its special education programs. University of Kansas charged in-state students $8,733 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Kansas' special education schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $12,767 per year, though tuition can range from $22,280 per year to $3,942 per year. The Kansas special education schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Baker University - located in Baldwin City, students are charged $22,280 per year
  2. Southwestern College - located in Winfield, students are charged $20,656 per year
  3. Tabor College - located in Hillsboro, students are charged $20,630 per year

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

  1. Fort Hays State University - located in Hays, students are charged $3,942 per year
  2. Emporia State University - located in Emporia, students are charged $4,636 per year
  3. Pittsburg State University - located in Pittsburg, students are charged $4,848 per year

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

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

  1. Allen County - 870 special education professionals
  2. Butler County - 270 special education professionals
  3. Jackson County - 180 special education professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of special education professionals is expected to grow by 23% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,940 special education professionals working in the Kansas then.

Salary

special education professionals in Kansas earn $47,300 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Kansas special education professional earned as little as less than $32,240 per year or as much as more than $70,250 per year. Special education professionals in the following Kansas counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Jackson County - $49,990 per year
  2. Butler County - $49,110 per year
  3. Allen County - $43,320 per year

Special education professionals in the following counties in Kansas make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Allen County - $43,320 per year
  2. Butler County - $49,110 per year
  3. Jackson County - $49,990 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $47,300 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $47,300 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Kansas 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 Kansas
  • Master's Degree in Special Education in Kansas
  • Doctoral Degree in Special Education in Kansas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,508 miles from location University of Kansas Lawrence KS 37.0315 45% 29,242
6,577 miles from location Kansas State University Manhattan KS 38.7523 72% 23,581
6,624 miles from location Wichita State University Wichita KS 28.1041 53% 14,601
6,727 miles from location Fort Hays State University Hays KS 28.9875 40% 11,308
6,483 miles from location Pittsburg State University Pittsburg KS 30.5057 55% 7,277
6,531 miles from location Washburn University Topeka KS 26.668 52% 6,652
6,559 miles from location Emporia State University Emporia KS 26.6851 61% 6,314
6,505 miles from location Baker University Baldwin City KS 26.5047 36% 3,853
6,497 miles from location Benedictine College Atchison KS 25.317 29% 1,877
6,609 miles from location Southwestern College Winfield KS 53.8865 45% 1,810
6,482 miles from location MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe KS 28.6396 54% 1,778
6,488 miles from location University of Saint Mary Leavenworth KS 19.5506 32% 1,072
6,615 miles from location Tabor College Hillsboro KS 29.0516 44% 640
 

Curious what studying Special Education gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 2,380 $47,300 8.2%
 

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Below are special education related jobs in Kansas