Special Education in Nebraska

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Nebraska


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Nebraska receive special education degrees every year. Thus, Nebraska's 10 special education schools put out approximately 132 special education professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nebraska with a special education program is University of Nebraska at Kearney, which is located in Kearney. In 2010, it was ranked 30th nationwide. In 2010, University of Nebraska at Kearney graduated 26 students from its special education program. University of Nebraska at Kearney charged in-state students $5,912 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a special education program is University of Nebraska-Lincoln. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which was ranked 60th in the country in 2010, is located in Lincoln. In 2010, 43 students graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln special education program. Students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln paid $7,224 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Nebraska that has a special education program is Creighton University. Creighton University, which was ranked 65th in the country in 2010, is located in Omaha. The tuition rate at Creighton University was $30,578 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Nebraska special education school, average tuition will be $14,375 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,071 per year to $30,578 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Nebraska special education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year
  2. Nebraska Wesleyan University - located in Lincoln, students are charged $23,474 per year
  3. Hastings College - located in Hastings, students are charged $22,620 per year

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

  1. Wayne State College - located in Wayne, students are charged $5,071 per year
  2. Chadron State College - located in Chadron, students are charged $5,076 per year
  3. University of Nebraska at Kearney - located in Kearney, students are charged $5,912 per year

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

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

  1. Harrison County - 780 special education professionals
  2. Lancaster County - 210 special education professionals
  3. Arthur County - 210 special education professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of special education professionals is expected to grow by 18% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,800 special education professionals working in the Nebraska then.

Salary

special education professionals in Nebraska make an average of $48,520 per year. However, Nebraska special education professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $27,780 per year to more than $94,550 per year in 2010. The following counties in Nebraska have the highest average salaries for special education professionals:

  1. Lancaster County - $67,570 per year
  2. Butler County - $48,860 per year
  3. Harrison County - $46,880 per year

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

  1. Arthur County - $39,880 per year
  2. Antelope County - $44,280 per year
  3. Adams County - $46,870 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $48,520 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $48,520 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in special education in Nebraska 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 Nebraska
  • Master's Degree in Special Education in Nebraska

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,575 miles from location University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln NE 39.6491 67% 24,100
6,537 miles from location University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha NE 28.9639 47% 14,620
6,534 miles from location Creighton University Omaha NE 34.7803 27% 7,385
6,701 miles from location University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney NE 70.3595 44% 6,650
6,584 miles from location Wayne State College Wayne NE 24.6719 n/a 3,631
6,882 miles from location Chadron State College Chadron NE 20.9003 n/a 2,712
6,572 miles from location Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln NE 30.0627 33% 2,093
6,664 miles from location Hastings College Hastings NE 28.2994 26% 1,154
6,589 miles from location Doane College Crete NE 28.8976 30% 964
6,621 miles from location York College York NE 22.1611 40% 430
 

Curious what studying Special Education gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 1,590 $48,520 3.2%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are special education related jobs in Nebraska