Special Education in Michigan

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Michigan


Around 0.4% of Michigan's graduates graduate from special education degree programs every year. That means an estimated 1,057 special education professionals graduate from Michigan's 23 special education schools each year.

Top Schools

Michigan State University, which was ranked 16th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Michigan that has a special education program. It is located in East Lansing. 98 students graduated with a degree in special education from Michigan State University in 2010. Tuition at Michigan State University was $11,152 per year.

Grand Valley State University, which is located in Allendale, is the second-ranked school in Michigan that has a special education program. It received a ranking of 29th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 63 students graduated from Grand Valley State University special education program. Students at Grand Valley State University paid $9,088 per year in tuition fees.

Central Michigan University, which is located in Mount Pleasant, is the third-ranked school in Michigan that has a special education program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. 97 students graduated with degree in special education from Central Michigan University in 2010. Tuition at Central Michigan University was $9,688 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Michigan special education school, average tuition will be $13,868 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,104 per year to $30,660 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Michigan special education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Detroit Mercy - located in Detroit, students are charged $30,660 per year
  2. Hope College - located in Holland, students are charged $26,510 per year
  3. Calvin College - located in Grand Rapids, students are charged $24,870 per year

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

  1. Henry Ford Community College - located in Dearborn, students are charged $2,104 per year
  2. Kellogg Community College - located in Battle Creek, students are charged $2,589 per year
  3. Gogebic Community College - located in Ironwood, students are charged $3,340 per year

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

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

  1. Lapeer County - 1,020 special education professionals
  2. Wayne County - 870 special education professionals
  3. Allegan County - 490 special education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of special education professionals in the state of Michigan will grow to 6,030. This would require a 10% growth in the profession.

Salary

special education professionals in Michigan make an average of $58,640 per year. However, Michigan special education professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $25,020 per year to more than $99,120 per year in 2010. The following counties in Michigan have the highest average salaries for special education professionals:

  1. Wayne County - $70,130 per year
  2. Jackson County - $65,590 per year
  3. Genesee County - $62,140 per year

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

  1. Barry County - $49,000 per year
  2. Antrim County - $49,700 per year
  3. Alger County - $51,000 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $58,640 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $58,640 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in special education in Michigan and to compare salaries with various related fields such as speech therapy or elementary education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,944 miles from location Michigan State University East Lansing MI 83.667 40% 47,071
5,871 miles from location Wayne State University Detroit MI 28.8305 38% 31,786
5,963 miles from location Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant MI 66.6106 30% 27,247
6,000 miles from location Western Michigan University Kalamazoo MI 34.0778 31% 24,576
6,017 miles from location Grand Valley State University Allendale MI 70.8032 35% 24,408
5,898 miles from location Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti MI 62.0788 31% 22,893
5,878 miles from location Oakland University Rochester MI 28.3132 36% 18,918
5,879 miles from location Henry Ford Community College Dearborn MI 10.2952 n/a 17,542
5,923 miles from location Saginaw Valley State University University Center MI 25.4946 33% 10,498
6,101 miles from location Northern Michigan University Marquette MI 29.1086 41% 9,428
5,879 miles from location University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn MI 64.975 37% 8,379
5,979 miles from location Kellogg Community College Battle Creek MI 12.6312 n/a 5,976
5,875 miles from location University of Detroit Mercy Detroit MI 27.1221 30% 5,585
5,888 miles from location Madonna University Livonia MI 61.5051 36% 4,211
5,946 miles from location Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor MI 60.8655 24% 4,120
6,002 miles from location Calvin College Grand Rapids MI 34.2296 40% 4,092
6,037 miles from location Andrews University Berrien Springs MI 63.2907 42% 3,589
6,027 miles from location Hope College Holland MI 34.8469 32% 3,230
5,876 miles from location Marygrove College Detroit MI 15.8409 37% 2,909
6,002 miles from location Cornerstone University Grand Rapids MI 60.4116 82% 2,606
6,004 miles from location Aquinas College Grand Rapids MI 26.0348 23% 2,145
5,966 miles from location Olivet College Olivet MI 21.1739 38% 1,202
6,232 miles from location Gogebic Community College Ironwood MI 24.1512 n/a 1,162
 

Curious what studying Special Education gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 4,350 $58,640 -38.2%
 

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