Special Education in Washington State

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Washington State


Around 0.2% of Washington State's graduates graduate from special education degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 262 special education professionals graduate from Washington State's 11 special education schools.

Top Schools

University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which was ranked 13th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a special education program. It is located in Seattle. 66 students graduated with a degree in special education from University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2010. Tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was $8,701 per year.

Western Washington University, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a special education program. It is located in Bellingham. In 2010, 79 students graduated from Western Washington University special education program. Students at Western Washington University paid $6,858 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Washington State that has a special education program is Seattle University. Seattle University, which was ranked 30th in the country in 2010, is located in Seattle. 3 students graduated with degree in special education from Seattle University in 2010. Seattle University charged in-state students $30,825 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Washington State's special education schools ranges from $30,925 per year to $6,622 per year. But, the average tuition is $18,634 per year. In 2010, the special education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Washington State were:

  1. Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year
  2. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year
  3. Whitworth University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,204 per year

The following Washington State special education schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Eastern Washington University - located in Cheney, students are charged $6,622 per year
  2. Western Washington University - located in Bellingham, students are charged $6,858 per year
  3. Central Washington University - located in Ellensburg, students are charged $7,110 per year

A special education degree from a Washington State school... what next?

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

  1. King County - 1,030 special education professionals
  2. Pierce County - 380 special education professionals
  3. Spokane County - 230 special education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of special education professionals in the state of Washington State will grow to 3,230. This would require a 12% growth in the profession.

Salary

special education professionals in Washington State make an average of $56,430 per year. In 2010, however, some Washington State special education professional earned as little as less than $22,260 per year or as much as more than $77,090 per year. Special education professionals in the following Washington State counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. King County - $58,830 per year
  2. Skagit County - $58,420 per year
  3. Clallam County - $58,180 per year

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

  1. Columbia County - $48,500 per year
  2. Cowlitz County - $50,480 per year
  3. Yakima County - $51,770 per year

The special education professionals with highest average salaries in Washington State were:

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $56,430 per year

The special education professionals with lowest average salaries in Washington State were:

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $56,430 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,685 miles from location University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle WA 86.9578 45% 45,943
7,660 miles from location Western Washington University Bellingham WA 72.1677 38% 14,575
7,628 miles from location Central Washington University Ellensburg WA 31.9043 40% 11,357
7,486 miles from location Eastern Washington University Cheney WA 59.4272 49% 11,300
7,686 miles from location Seattle University Seattle WA 70.3999 21% 7,751
7,474 miles from location Gonzaga University Spokane WA 37.2946 28% 7,633
7,687 miles from location Seattle Pacific University Seattle WA 68.9096 37% 4,000
7,680 miles from location City University of Seattle Bellevue WA 10.3031 n/a 3,204
7,472 miles from location Whitworth University Spokane WA 69.1446 18% 2,781
7,724 miles from location Saint Martin's University Lacey WA 57.1629 31% 1,672
7,638 miles from location Heritage University Toppenish WA 12.0598 n/a 1,115
 

Curious what studying Special Education gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 2,740 $56,430 -10.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are special education related jobs in Washington State