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Special Education at Northern State University

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Special Education at Northern State University

The Special Education major is part of the education program at Northern State University.

We've pulled together some essential information you should know about the program, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more. We've also included details on how NSU ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in special ed.

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Special Education Degrees Available at NSU

NSU Special Ed Rankings

The bachelor's program at NSU was ranked #178 on College Factual's Best Schools for special ed list. It is also ranked #4 in South Dakota.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Special Education 15
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Special Education 32
Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools 111
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Special Education 187

Popularity of Special Ed at NSU

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Northern State University handed out 12 bachelor's degrees in special education. Due to this, the school was ranked #444 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 33% over the previous year when 9 degrees were handed out.

How Much Student Debt Do Special Ed Graduates from NSU Have?

Student Debt of Special Ed Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at NSU, special ed students borrow a median amount of $27,698 in student loans. This is higher than the the typical median of $26,000 for all special ed majors across the country.


The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the special ed program at NSU is $287 per month.

Special Ed Student Diversity at NSU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the special ed majors at Northern State University.

NSU Special Education Bachelor’s Program

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 12 special ed majors earned their bachelor's degree from NSU. Of these graduates, 17% were men and 83% were women.


The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at NSU are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 100% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Northern State University with a bachelor's in special ed.

Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 12
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 0

Majors Similar to Special Ed

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 28
Teacher Education Subject Specific 27
Curriculum & Instruction 20
Student Counseling 14
Educational Administration 8

View All Special Education Related Majors >


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