Special Education in Wisconsin

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in Wisconsin


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Wisconsin receive special education degrees every year. That means an estimated 337 special education professionals graduate from Wisconsin's 17 special education schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a special education program is University of Wisconsin-Madison. University of Wisconsin-Madison, which was ranked 12th in the country in 2010, is located in Madison. 39 students graduated with a degree in special education from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. Tuition at University of Wisconsin-Madison was $8,983 per year.

The second-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a special education program is University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which was ranked 35th in the country in 2010, is located in Whitewater. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater graduated 59 students from its special education program. Tuition at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was $6,836 per year.

The third-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a special education program is University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in La Crosse. 6 students graduated with degree in special education from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2010. Students at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse paid $7,911 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Wisconsin's special education schools ranges from $29,750 per year to $6,680 per year. But, the average tuition is $14,639 per year. The Wisconsin special education schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Carthage College - located in Kenosha, students are charged $29,750 per year
  2. Cardinal Stritch University - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $22,750 per year
  3. Concordia University-Wisconsin - located in Mequon, students are charged $22,150 per year

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

  1. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - located in Oshkosh, students are charged $6,680 per year
  2. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - located in Whitewater, students are charged $6,836 per year
  3. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - located in Stevens Point, students are charged $6,845 per year

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

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

  1. Milwaukee County - 600 special education professionals
  2. Columbia County - 420 special education professionals
  3. Barron County - 280 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 4,120 special education professionals working in the Wisconsin then.

Salary

On average, special education professionals earn $51,130 per year. However, Wisconsin special education professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $23,830 per year to more than $88,670 per year in 2010. Special education professionals in the following Wisconsin counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Marathon County - $63,910 per year
  2. Brown County - $57,780 per year
  3. Racine County - $57,380 per year

Special education professionals in the following counties in Wisconsin make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Buffalo County - $39,260 per year
  2. Winnebago County - $43,480 per year
  3. Rock County - $45,440 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $51,130 per year

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

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $51,130 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Wisconsin 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.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education in Wisconsin
  • Master's Degree in Special Education in Wisconsin
  • Doctoral Degree in Special Education in Wisconsin

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,195 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison WI 87.6846 43% 41,654
6,118 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee WI 30.4844 42% 30,418
6,153 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Oshkosh WI 30.0689 43% 13,192
6,299 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire WI 34.9991 40% 11,216
6,161 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Whitewater WI 65.2906 43% 11,139
6,286 miles from location University of Wisconsin-La Crosse La Crosse WI 35.6184 39% 10,009
6,203 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Stevens Point WI 32.8408 41% 9,209
6,319 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie WI 30.3278 52% 9,017
6,120 miles from location Concordia University-Wisconsin Mequon WI 27.8739 29% 7,178
6,119 miles from location Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee WI 25.9018 41% 6,276
6,287 miles from location Viterbo University La Crosse WI 24.5254 33% 3,282
6,114 miles from location Carthage College Kenosha WI 26.4568 15% 3,121
0 miles from location Alverno College Milwaukee WI 22.69 53% 2,815
6,324 miles from location University of Wisconsin-Superior Superior WI 24.5193 42% 2,794
6,196 miles from location Edgewood College Madison WI 25.7999 33% 2,549
6,126 miles from location Mount Mary College Milwaukee WI 22.2151 40% 1,925
6,113 miles from location Silver Lake College Manitowoc WI 23.377 27% 704
 

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 + 3,160 $51,130 -2.8%
 

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