Special Education in Texas

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Texas


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Texas receive special education degrees every year. That means an estimated 641 special education professionals graduate from Texas' 45 special education schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas with a special education program is The University of Texas at Austin, which is located in Austin. In 2010, it was ranked 11th nationwide. In 2010, 39 students graduated from The University of Texas at Austin's special education program. The University of Texas at Austin charged in-state students $9,418 in tuition fees per year.

Texas A & M University, which is located in College Station, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a special education program. It received a ranking of 15th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Texas A & M University graduated 1 students from its special education program. Texas A & M University charged in-state students $8,387 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Texas that has a special education program is Texas Christian University. Texas Christian University, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Fort Worth. In 2010, Texas Christian University graduated 6 students from its special education programs. Tuition at Texas Christian University was $30,090 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Texas' special education schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $11,289 per year, though tuition can range from $37,230 per year to $1,728 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Texas special education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Southern Methodist University - located in Dallas, students are charged $37,230 per year
  2. Southwestern University - located in Georgetown, students are charged $31,630 per year
  3. Texas Christian University - located in Fort Worth, students are charged $30,090 per year

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

  1. Western Texas College - located in Snyder, students are charged $1,728 per year
  2. Del Mar College - located in Corpus Christi, students are charged $1,978 per year
  3. Texas A & M University-Texarkana - located in Texarkana, students are charged $4,467 per year

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

In Texas, the largest numbers of special education professional work in the following counties:

  1. Austin County - 3,180 special education professionals
  2. Collin County - 2,310 special education professionals
  3. Johnson County - 1,680 special education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of special education professionals in Texas will grow by 41%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 20,410 special education professionals working in Texas.

Salary

special education professionals in Texas make an average of $50,390 per year. However, this number is only an average. Special education professional in Texas had varying salaries from $27,170 to $70,870 per year in 2010. On average special education professional earn the most in the following Texas counties:

  1. Hidalgo County - $55,290 per year
  2. Atascosa County - $54,460 per year
  3. Austin County - $52,800 per year

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

  1. Brazos County - $43,490 per year
  2. Miller County - $43,640 per year
  3. Crosby County - $44,180 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $50,390 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $50,390 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Texas 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 Texas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education in Texas
  • Master's Degree in Special Education in Texas
  • Doctoral Degree in Special Education in Texas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,687 miles from location The University of Texas at Austin Austin TX 88.8663 51% 50,995
6,603 miles from location Texas A & M University College Station TX 85.085 53% 48,702
6,546 miles from location University of Houston Houston TX 32.0392 41% 37,000
6,638 miles from location University of North Texas Denton TX 34.4764 43% 35,003
6,700 miles from location Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos TX 68.5508 40% 30,803
6,907 miles from location Texas Tech University Lubbock TX 71.9834 41% 30,049
6,744 miles from location The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio TX 56.7437 44% 28,955
7,192 miles from location The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso TX 25.9553 47% 21,011
6,731 miles from location The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg TX 56.8684 56% 18,337
6,691 miles from location The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville TX 15.9461 n/a 17,151
6,555 miles from location Sam Houston State University Huntsville TX 29.6109 25% 16,772
6,644 miles from location Baylor University Waco TX 38.572 20% 14,614
6,472 miles from location Lamar University Beaumont TX 52.0333 33% 13,992
6,637 miles from location Texas Woman's University Denton TX 59.8874 39% 13,338
6,499 miles from location Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches TX 57.9428 37% 12,845
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,619 miles from location Southern Methodist University Dallas TX 37.1432 30% 10,891
6,673 miles from location Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi TX 20.8888 n/a 9,468
6,567 miles from location Texas A & M University-Commerce Commerce TX 26.7013 46% 9,021
6,653 miles from location Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX 72.2184 26% 8,853
6,583 miles from location Prairie View A & M University Prairie View TX 50.8259 54% 8,608
6,708 miles from location Texas A & M University-Kingsville Kingsville TX 53.2657 94% 8,194
6,899 miles from location West Texas A & M University Canyon TX 25.1897 47% 7,634
6,803 miles from location Texas A & M International University Laredo TX 23.8854 40% 6,419
6,841 miles from location Angelo State University San Angelo TX 22.3683 52% 6,387
6,713 miles from location Midwestern State University Wichita Falls TX 54.2603 37% 6,341
6,532 miles from location The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler TX 57.5552 57% 6,201
6,894 miles from location Wayland Baptist University Plainview TX 54.6831 63% 5,886
6,629 miles from location Dallas Baptist University Dallas TX 26.712 48% 5,400
6,791 miles from location Abilene Christian University Abilene TX 31.2961 54% 4,813
6,740 miles from location St Marys University San Antonio TX 60.1135 29% 3,893
6,647 miles from location University of Houston-Victoria Victoria TX 1.30255 n/a 3,655
6,947 miles from location The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa TX 22.914 52% 3,546
6,741 miles from location The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio TX 12.1545 61% 3,223
7,038 miles from location Sul Ross State University Alpine TX 14.9347 n/a 3,047
6,556 miles from location Houston Baptist University Houston TX 57.0185 16% 2,710
6,667 miles from location University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton TX 25.2697 24% 2,689
6,739 miles from location Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio San Antonio TX 20.1101 32% 2,660
6,859 miles from location Western Texas College Snyder TX 19.1486 n/a 2,473
6,792 miles from location Hardin-Simmons University Abilene TX 60.7698 65% 2,305
6,911 miles from location Lubbock Christian University Lubbock TX 53.7486 37% 1,906
6,460 miles from location Texas A & M University-Texarkana Texarkana TX 1.37804 n/a 1,653
6,681 miles from location Southwestern University Georgetown TX 33.4762 24% 1,301
6,740 miles from location University of Phoenix-San Antonio Campus San Antonio TX 3.74234 n/a 800
6,528 miles from location Jarvis Christian College Hawkins TX 7.36181 n/a 628
 

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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 + 14,030 $50,390 12.4%
 

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