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2021 Best Special Education Colleges for Veterans in the New England Region

7 Colleges
331 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,421 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Special Education Schools for Vets

Best Special Education Colleges for Veterans in the New England RegionSpecial Education is the #55 most popular major in the country with 8,866 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 331 went to students in the New England region of the United States.

This year's Best Special Education Colleges for Veterans in the New England Region ranking looked at 7 colleges that offer a bachelor's in special ed. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality special education programs as well as strong veteran support.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as veteran satisfaction, veteran affordability, and overall quality of the special education program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The special ed school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Special Ed Schools for Veterans.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Special Education Schools for Veterans in the New England Region

Check out the special ed programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for vets.

Best Special Education Schools for Veterans

Southern Connecticut State University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value special education schools. Located in the city of New Haven, SCSU is a public school with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, SCSU has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Special Education in the New England Region ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 324 of the 10,050 students enrolled at SCSU were GI Bill® students, of which 226 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,233. To help with additional expenses, 1 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

Providence College

Providence, RI

Our rankings recognize Providence College as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Providence, Providence is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Providence also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Special Education in the New England Region rankings.

According to our most recent data, Providence supports 4,674 students, and 25 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 13 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,679. During this same period, 3 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Providence does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Westfield State University. Westfield is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Westfield. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Westfield, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Special Education in the New England Region ranking.

Among the 6,100 students enrolled at Westfield, 216 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 113 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,509. In addition to receiving other benefits, 3 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

Our rankings recognize Rhode Island College as the #4 school in this year's rankings. RIC is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Providence. RIC not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Special Education in the New England Region list.

Of the 7,766 students enrolled at RIC, 241 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 117 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,454. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Bridgewater, Bridgewater State is a public college with a large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Bridgewater State has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Special Education in the New England Region ranking.

Among the 10,990 students enrolled at Bridgewater State, 391 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 153 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,927. On top of their other funding sources, 10 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Salve Regina University. Located in the large suburb of Newport, Salve Regina is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Salve Regina has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Special Education in the New England Region ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 69 of the 2,647 students enrolled at Salve Regina were GI Bill® students, of which 56 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,216. In addition to receiving other benefits, 8 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

University of Hartford comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Uhart is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of West Hartford. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Uhart has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Special Education in the New England Region ranking.

Of the 6,770 students enrolled at Uhart, 102 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 66 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,401. During this same period, 25 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Uhart does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Vets Special Education Colleges by State

Explore the best for vets special education schools for a specific state in the New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 100
Connecticut 89
Rhode Island 92
New Hampshire 23
Maine 20
Vermont 7

One of 14 majors within the Education area of study, Special Education has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,173
Teacher Education Subject Specific 896
General Education 367
Other Education 58
Curriculum & Instruction 16

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 7 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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