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2021 Best Special Education Colleges for Veterans in Minnesota

3 Colleges
169 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,858 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Special Education Schools for Vets

Best Special Education Colleges for Veterans in MinnesotaIn 2018-2019, 169 bachelor's degrees were awarded to special education students who went to a Minnesota college or university. This makes it the #50 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 8,866 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.9% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Special Education Colleges for Veterans in Minnesota ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in special ed. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great special education programs and a strong support system for veterans and active service members.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the special education program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran satisfaction. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Special Ed Schools for Veterans ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Special Education Schools for Veterans in Minnesota

The following schools top our list of the Best Special Education Colleges for Veterans.

Best Special Education Schools for Veterans

#1

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

Saint Cloud State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Saint Cloud, St. Cloud State University is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at St. Cloud State University, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Special Education in Minnesota ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 317 of the 13,928 students enrolled at St. Cloud State University were GI Bill® students, of which 200 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,467. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Minnesota State University - Mankato landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value special education schools. Minnesota State University - Mankato is a large public school located in the city of Mankato. Minnesota State University - Mankato did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Special Education in Minnesota list.

Our most recent data shows that 364 of the 14,374 students enrolled at Minnesota State University - Mankato were GI Bill® students, of which 156 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,059. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Winona State University. Located in the town of Winona, Winona State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. Winona State did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Special Education in Minnesota list.

According to our most recent data, Winona State supports 7,792 students, and 174 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 88 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,169. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Best for Vets Special Education Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Special Education Schools for Vets in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 173
Iowa 32
Kansas 12
Nebraska 192
South Dakota 95
North Dakota 17

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

Majors Similar to Special Ed

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,230
Teacher Education Subject Specific 655
Other Education 325
General Education 77
Teaching English or French 31

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 3 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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