Special Education in Tennessee

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Tennessee


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Tennessee receive special education degrees every year. That means an estimated 333 special education professionals graduate from Tennessee's 23 special education schools each year.

Top Schools

Vanderbilt University, which was ranked 11th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Tennessee that has a special education program. It is located in Nashville. In 2010, 60 students graduated from Vanderbilt University's special education program. Students at Vanderbilt University paid $39,930 per year in tuition fees.

University of Memphis, which is located in Memphis, is the second-ranked school in Tennessee that has a special education program. It received a ranking of 40th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Memphis graduated 14 students from its special education program. University of Memphis charged in-state students $6,780 in tuition fees per year.

Cumberland University, which was ranked 40th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Tennessee that has a special education program. It is located in Lebanon. 6 students graduated with degree in special education from Cumberland University in 2010. Students at Cumberland University paid $18,256 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Tennessee special education school, average tuition will be $14,365 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,704 per year to $39,930 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Tennessee special education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Vanderbilt University - located in Nashville, students are charged $39,930 per year
  2. Belmont University - located in Nashville, students are charged $23,680 per year
  3. Union University - located in Jackson, students are charged $22,390 per year

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

  1. Tennessee State University - located in Nashville, students are charged $5,704 per year
  2. East Tennessee State University - located in Johnson City, students are charged $5,823 per year
  3. Tennessee Technological University - located in Cookeville, students are charged $5,828 per year

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

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

  1. Cannon County - 1,260 special education professionals
  2. Crittenden County - 980 special education professionals
  3. Anderson County - 470 special education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of special education professionals in the state of Tennessee will grow to 5,640. This would require a 22% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, special education professionals earn $46,240 per year. But, salaries for special education professional can vary. In 2010, special education professional made as little as less than $30,820 per year or as much as more than $63,130 per year in Tennessee. The following counties in Tennessee have the highest average salaries for special education professionals:

  1. Crittenden County - $51,310 per year
  2. Catoosa County - $47,530 per year
  3. Hawkins County - $47,280 per year

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

  1. Campbell County - $39,340 per year
  2. Benton County - $41,120 per year
  3. Grainger County - $42,740 per year

The special education professionals with highest average salaries in Tennessee were:

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $46,240 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $46,240 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,885 miles from location The University of Tennessee Knoxville TN 37.7035 42% 29,934
6,021 miles from location Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro TN 31.4044 54% 25,188
6,221 miles from location University of Memphis Memphis TN 60.1414 55% 21,424
5,800 miles from location East Tennessee State University Johnson City TN 27.8697 51% 14,421
6,046 miles from location Vanderbilt University Nashville TN 89.4282 41% 12,506
5,974 miles from location Tennessee Technological University Cookeville TN 30.1175 50% 10,847
5,959 miles from location The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga TN 26.5907 42% 10,526
6,078 miles from location Austin Peay State University Clarksville TN 23.2352 58% 10,188
6,048 miles from location Tennessee State University Nashville TN 25.6895 43% 8,824
6,162 miles from location The University of Tennessee-Martin Martin TN 29.0387 52% 8,163
6,046 miles from location Belmont University Nashville TN 32.452 40% 5,424
5,935 miles from location Lee University Cleveland TN 27.2407 73% 4,262
6,161 miles from location Union University Jackson TN 31.802 42% 3,916
6,046 miles from location Lipscomb University Nashville TN 29.1907 34% 3,413
6,142 miles from location Bethel University McKenzie TN 24.0655 60% 2,975
6,044 miles from location Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville TN 24.3487 42% 2,476
5,821 miles from location Tusculum College Greeneville TN 19.837 19% 2,203
5,862 miles from location Carson-Newman College Jefferson City TN 26.138 23% 2,150
6,148 miles from location Freed-Hardeman University Henderson TN 29.4285 64% 2,027
6,018 miles from location Cumberland University Lebanon TN 50.551 52% 1,355
6,227 miles from location Le Moyne-Owen College Memphis TN 12.7241 22% 890
6,159 miles from location Lambuth University Jackson TN 21.2477 43% 654
6,047 miles from location Fisk University Nashville TN 25.7742 15% 650
 

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 + 4,510 $46,240 14.8%
 

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