Special Education in Oregon

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Oregon


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Oregon students graduate with degrees in special education. That means an estimated 157 special education professionals graduate from Oregon's 6 special education schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon with a special education program is Lewis & Clark College, which is located in Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. 25 students graduated with a degree in special education from Lewis & Clark College in 2010. The tuition rate at Lewis & Clark College was $36,632 per year.

University of Oregon, which was ranked 61st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a special education program. It is located in Eugene. 108 students graduated with degree in special education from University of Oregon in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Oregon was $8,190 per year.

The third-ranked school in Oregon that has a special education program is Pacific University. Pacific University, which was ranked 72nd in the country in 2010, is located in Forest Grove. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Pacific University special education program. Pacific University charged in-state students $31,702 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Oregon's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $15,785 per year, though tuition can range from $36,632 per year to $3,645 per year. The Oregon special education schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Lewis & Clark College - located in Portland, students are charged $36,632 per year
  2. Pacific University - located in Forest Grove, students are charged $31,702 per year
  3. University of Oregon - located in Eugene, students are charged $8,190 per year

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

  1. Chemeketa Community College - located in Salem, students are charged $3,645 per year
  2. Portland State University - located in Portland, students are charged $7,130 per year
  3. Western Oregon University - located in Monmouth, students are charged $7,410 per year

A special education degree from an Oregon school... what next?

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

  1. Clackamas County - 810 special education professionals
  2. Baker County - 230 special education professionals
  3. Lane 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 7% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,110 special education professionals working in the Oregon then.

Salary

special education professionals in Oregon make an average of $52,650 per year. In 2010, however, some Oregon special education professional earned as little as less than $35,230 per year or as much as more than $73,750 per year. The following counties in Oregon have the highest average salaries for special education professionals:

  1. Marion County - $57,500 per year
  2. Jackson County - $54,770 per year
  3. Baker County - $53,750 per year

The Oregon counties with the lowest average salary for special education professionals are:

  1. Lane County - $48,090 per year
  2. Linn County - $50,110 per year
  3. Douglas County - $51,530 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $52,650 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $52,650 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,763 miles from location Portland State University Portland OR 27.0639 52% 27,901
7,822 miles from location University of Oregon Eugene OR 38.7849 33% 22,335
7,791 miles from location Chemeketa Community College Salem OR 10.9513 n/a 12,217
7,806 miles from location Western Oregon University Monmouth OR 25.0224 50% 5,649
7,764 miles from location Lewis & Clark College Portland OR 73.1463 14% 3,523
7,781 miles from location Pacific University Forest Grove OR 27.563 26% 3,198
 

Curious what studying Special Education gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 1,550 $52,650 -21.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are special education related jobs in Oregon