Special Education in Missouri

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Missouri


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Missouri students graduate with degrees in special education. That means an estimated 323 special education professionals graduate from Missouri's 21 special education schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Missouri with a special education program is Webster University, which is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, it was ranked 30th nationwide. 23 students graduated with a degree in special education from Webster University in 2010. Tuition at Webster University was $21,748 per year.

The second-ranked school in Missouri with a special education program is Lindenwood University, which is located in Saint Charles. In 2010, it was ranked 43rd nationwide. 0 students graduated with degree in special education from Lindenwood University in 2010. Tuition at Lindenwood University was $13,540 per year.

The third-ranked school in Missouri with a special education program is University of Missouri-Columbia, which is located in Columbia. In 2010, it was ranked 60th nationwide. In 2010, University of Missouri-Columbia graduated 42 students from its special education programs. Tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia was $8,501 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Missouri's special education schools ranges from $32,656 per year to $5,638 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,268 per year. The Missouri special education schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  2. Maryville University of Saint Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $21,910 per year
  3. Avila University - located in Kansas City, students are charged $21,900 per year

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

  1. Northwest Missouri State University - located in Maryville, students are charged $5,638 per year
  2. Lincoln University - located in Jefferson City, students are charged $6,175 per year
  3. Southeast Missouri State University - located in Cape Girardeau, students are charged $6,255 per year

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

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

  1. Bond County - 2,200 special education professionals
  2. Franklin County - 2,180 special education professionals
  3. Butler County - 530 special education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of special education professionals in the state of Missouri will grow to 7,100. This would require a 18% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, special education professionals earn $45,020 per year. In 2010, however, some Missouri special education professional earned as little as less than $22,240 per year or as much as more than $69,670 per year. The following counties in Missouri have the highest average salaries for special education professionals:

  1. Bond County - $53,130 per year
  2. Franklin County - $48,840 per year
  3. Christian County - $47,050 per year

On average, special education professionals earn the least in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Adair County - $33,420 per year
  2. Alexander County - $33,490 per year
  3. Callaway County - $34,300 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $45,020 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $45,020 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in special education in Missouri 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.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education in Missouri
  • Master's Degree in Special Education in Missouri
  • Doctoral Degree in Special Education in Missouri

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,350 miles from location University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia MO 40.0709 41% 31,237
6,405 miles from location Missouri State University Springfield MO 35.1751 57% 20,371
6,244 miles from location Webster University Saint Louis MO 70.0021 38% 19,372
6,242 miles from location University of Missouri-St Louis Saint Louis MO 25.4763 41% 16,534
6,237 miles from location Saint Louis University-Main Campus Saint Louis MO 35.9842 23% 16,317
6,471 miles from location University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City MO 27.6206 38% 14,799
6,476 miles from location Park University Kansas City MO 24.2346 53% 12,775
6,426 miles from location University of Central Missouri Warrensburg MO 30.4658 51% 11,191
6,198 miles from location Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau MO 28.8196 47% 10,801
6,252 miles from location Lindenwood University Saint Charles MO 57.1604 55% 10,408
6,482 miles from location Northwest Missouri State University Maryville MO 30.4083 41% 7,076
6,361 miles from location Truman State University Kirksville MO 35.1898 40% 5,781
6,406 miles from location Drury University Springfield MO 29.0015 49% 5,489
6,252 miles from location Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis MO 30.1378 48% 3,534
6,342 miles from location Lincoln University Jefferson City MO 15.6751 n/a 3,314
6,369 miles from location Central Methodist University-College of Graduate & Extended Studies Fayette MO 0.893999 n/a 3,134
6,242 miles from location Fontbonne University Saint Louis MO 24.6262 41% 2,863
6,330 miles from location William Woods University Fulton MO 22.5596 24% 2,412
6,404 miles from location Evangel University Springfield MO 23.9791 50% 1,955
6,472 miles from location Avila University Kansas City MO 22.53 27% 1,893
6,369 miles from location Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Fayette MO 21.0328 34% 1,051
 

Curious what studying Special Education gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 5,110 $45,020 -17.0%
 

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