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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Mississippi
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Each year, roughly 0.2% of Mississippi students graduate with degrees in special education. Thus, Mississippi's 16 special education schools put out approximately 159 special education professionals each year.
The top-ranked school in Mississippi that has a special education program is Mississippi State University. Mississippi State University, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Mississippi State. In 2010, Mississippi State University graduated 18 students from its special education program. Students at Mississippi State University paid $5,461 per year in tuition fees.
University of Mississippi Main Campus, which is located in University, is the second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a special education program. It received a ranking of 66th in the country in 2010. 14 students graduated with degree in special education from University of Mississippi Main Campus in 2010. University of Mississippi Main Campus charged in-state students $5,436 in tuition fees per year.
The third-ranked school in Mississippi with a special education program is University of Southern Mississippi, which is located in Hattiesburg. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. 37 students graduated with degree in special education from University of Southern Mississippi in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Southern Mississippi was $5,452 per year.
If you are hoping to attend one of Mississippi's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,303 per year, though tuition can range from $13,530 per year to $1,680 per year. The Mississippi special education schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:
- Mississippi College - located in Clinton, students are charged $13,530 per year
- William Carey University - located in Hattiesburg, students are charged $10,350 per year
- Tougaloo College - located in Tougaloo, students are charged $9,718 per year
The following Mississippi special education schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- Itawamba Community College - located in Fulton, students are charged $1,680 per year
- Coahoma Community College - located in Clarksdale, students are charged $2,040 per year
- Copiah-Lincoln Community College - located in Wesson, students are charged $2,100 per year
A special education degree from a Mississippi school... what next?
The largest populations of Mississippi special education professional are working in the following counties:
- Copiah County - 300 special education professionals
- Alcorn County - 280 special education professionals
- Clarke County - 210 special education professionals
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of special education professionals is expected to grow by 12% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,720 special education professionals working in the Mississippi then.
On average, special education professionals earn $44,650 per year. However, this number is only an average. Special education professional in Mississippi had varying salaries from $27,310 to $73,500 per year in 2010. The following counties in Mississippi have the highest average salaries for special education professionals:
- Attala County - $48,900 per year
- Hancock County - $45,790 per year
- Clarke County - $45,790 per year
The following counties in Mississippi have the lowest average salaries for special education professional:
- Alcorn County - $41,570 per year
- Forrest County - $42,700 per year
- Copiah County - $43,700 per year
The special education professionals with highest average salaries in Mississippi were:
- Preschool Special Education Teacher - $44,650 per year
The special education professionals with lowest average salaries in Mississippi were:
- Preschool Special Education Teacher - $44,650 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Mississippi 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 Mississippi
- Bachelor's Degree in Special Education in Mississippi
- Master's Degree in Special Education in Mississippi
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|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|6,155 miles from location||Mississippi State University||Mississippi State||MS||35.5573||38%||18,601|
|6,198 miles from location||University of Mississippi Main Campus||University||MS||33.9448||38%||15,932|
|6,185 miles from location||University of Southern Mississippi||Hattiesburg||MS||30.4339||56%||15,300|
|6,174 miles from location||Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College||Perkinston||MS||18.5666||n/a||10,064|
|6,237 miles from location||Jackson State University||Jackson||MS||27.7583||20%||8,783|
|6,134 miles from location||Itawamba Community College||Fulton||MS||18.9111||n/a||7,596|
|6,244 miles from location||Mississippi College||Clinton||MS||26.5242||44%||4,796|
|6,208 miles from location||Delta State University||Cleveland||MS||29.6627||80%||4,031|
|6,248 miles from location||Copiah-Lincoln Community College||Wesson||MS||19.2783||n/a||3,740|
|6,143 miles from location||Northeast Mississippi Community College||Booneville||MS||17.6045||n/a||3,633|
|6,292 miles from location||Alcorn State University||Lorman||MS||24.4923||36%||3,334|
|6,183 miles from location||William Carey University||Hattiesburg||MS||23.6782||32%||3,248|
|6,245 miles from location||Mississippi Valley State University||Itta Bena||MS||22.4426||23%||2,850|
|6,258 miles from location||Coahoma Community College||Clarksdale||MS||17.9142||n/a||2,565|
|6,134 miles from location||Mississippi University for Women||Columbus||MS||24.8382||38%||2,476|
|6,234 miles from location||Tougaloo College||Tougaloo||MS||22.0305||21%||939|
Curious what studying Special Education gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Mississippi
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School +||1,520||$44,650||-22.8%|
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