General Special Education & Teaching

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

20,485

declining 4.35%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$6,698

growing 0.39%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$29,685

growing 3.07%

Average Wage

$54,918

growing 2.3%

People in Workforce

5.02M

declining 1.25%

Average Employee Age

46.2

growing 0.0265%

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The locations with the highest concentration of General Special Education & Teaching degree recipients are Phoenix, AZ, New York, NY, and Millcreek, UT. The locations with a relatively high number of General Special Education & Teaching degree recipients are North Patchogue, NY, Slippery Rock University, PA, and Palos Heights, IL. The most common degree awarded to students studying General Special Education & Teaching is a masters degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Special Education & Teaching and the types of students that study this field. Grand Canyon University awards the most degrees in General Special Education & Teaching in the US, but Bank Street College of Education and Antioch University-Midwest have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Special Education & Teaching.

Tuition costs for General Special Education & Teaching majors are, on average, $6,698 for in-state public colleges, and $29,685 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers General Special Education & Teaching programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (366 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (11,769 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Special Education & Teaching

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in General Special Education & Teaching, is Public, 4-year or above (11,769 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,698

Median In-State Public

$29,685

Median Out of State Private

Grand Canyon University has the most General Special Education & Teaching degree recipients, with 1,567 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer General Special Education & Teaching programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Bank Street College of Education and Antioch University-Midwest have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Special Education & Teaching, with 28.4% and 18.9%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Special Education & Teaching

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Education graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Education majors is $54,918 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

The industry that employs the most Education majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$54,918

Average Wage in Workforce

± $512

2.3%

1 Year Growth

± 1.28%

The average salary for Education majors is $54,918 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

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Highest Paying Locations

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Education majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Education majors working as Elementary & middle school teachers, Special education teachers, and Secondary school teachers.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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5.02M

2018 Workforce

± 54,096

1.25%

1 Year Growth

± 1.54%

The number of Education graduates in the workforce has been declining at a rate of 1.25%, from 5.09M in 2017 to 5.02M in 2018.

The largest single share of Education graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (38.9%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Education by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Special Education & Teaching is from the 2 Digit Course Education.

5.02M

2018 Workforce

± 54,096

1.25%

1 Year Growth

± 1.54%

The number of Education graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.25%, from 5.09M in 2017 to 5.02M in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Education graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Education.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Education majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Education in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Education is 46.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Masters Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Education degrees, and White students earn the majority (14,738) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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46.2

Average Age in 2018

± 0.149 Years

0.0265%

1 Year Change

± 0.456%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Education. The most common ages of employees with this major are 47 and 38 years old, which represent 2.79% and 2.47% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in General Special Education & Teaching are Masters Degree, Bachelors Degree, and Postbaccalaureate Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Education are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (85.9%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    14,738 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,093 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,418 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in General Special Education & Teaching for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Female

    5,379 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    658 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    586 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in General Special Education & Teaching. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Special Education & Teaching is from the 2 Digit Course Education.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,945 degree recipients

  2. Philippines

    35,540 degree recipients

  3. Cuba

    24,487 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. St Vincent & the Grenadines

    5.31 times more than expected

  2. Finland

    4.01 times more than expected

  3. Switzerland

    3.5 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in St Vincent & the Grenadines that hold Education degrees (5.31 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (51,945 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Special Education & Teaching field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Special Education & Teaching majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Special Education & Teaching majors need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, and Operation Monitoring.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for General Special Education & Teaching majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Service Orientation is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Active Listening, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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