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2021 Highest Paid Special Education Graduates in Rhode Island

92 Bachelor's Degrees
$39,033 Avg Salary
$24,500 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Special Education Graduates in Rhode IslandIn 2018-2019, 92 bachelor's degrees were awarded to special education students who went to a Rhode Island college or university. This makes it the #39 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 8,866 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.0% were from a college or university in the state. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Special Ed Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Special Education Graduates in Rhode Island ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in special ed.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Special Education Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, special education majors from schools in Rhode Island earn an average salary of $39,033 per year. This is comparable to the national average salary for a typical college graduate from any field.

Looking at special ed schools across the country, we see that the nationwide average salary for graduates in this field is $36,194. This means that graduates from schools in Rhode Island make 8% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Special Ed Graduates from Schools in Rhode Island  39,033
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78,000
Average Salary for Special Ed Graduates from Schools Nationwide  36,194
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78,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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78,000

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2021 Highest Paid Special Education Grads in Rhode Island

The following colleges produce the highest paid special ed graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Special Ed Graduates in Rhode Island

#1

Providence College

Providence, RI

Providence College landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid special education school. Providence is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in special ed from the school is $39,700.

While working on their bachelor's, special ed majors at Providence accumulate an average of around $24,797 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Salve Regina University. Salve Regina is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Newport. Special Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $39,000.

On average, special ed graduates from Salve Regina take out $26,500 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

Rhode Island College earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Providence, RIC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in special ed from the school is $38,400.

On average, special ed graduates from RIC take out $20,582 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $202.

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Best Special Education Colleges in the New England Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 225 100
Connecticut 176 89
New Hampshire 153 23
Maine 152 20
Vermont 148 7

Special Education is one of 14 different types of Education programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 223
Teacher Education Subject Specific 59
General Education 29
Other Education 1

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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