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2021 Highest Paid Special Education Graduates in Indiana

261 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,383 Avg Salary
$25,417 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Special Education Graduates in IndianaWith 261 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, special education is the #50 most popular major in Indiana. This means that 2.9% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Special Ed list to help you make the college decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Special Education Graduates in Indiana ranking, we looked at 6 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 graduating, special education majors that go to school in Indiana go on to jobs making an average of $35,383 per year. That's not so great, since it is 11% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $36,194 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in special ed.

Average Salary for Special Ed Graduates from Schools in Indiana  35,383
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70,800
Average Salary for Special Ed Graduates from Schools Nationwide  36,194
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70,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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70,800

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2021 Highest Paid Special Education Grads in Indiana

The highest paid special ed majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Special Ed Graduates in Indiana

Indiana University - Bloomington comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. IU Bloomington is a very large public school located in the small city of Bloomington. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, special ed majors make an average salary of $41,400.

Special Ed majors at IU Bloomington take out an average of $19,772 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $245, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Muncie, Ball State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in special ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $39,700.

While working on their bachelor's, special ed majors at Ball State accumulate an average of around $24,277 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

Our rankings recognize Indiana State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Terre Haute, Indiana State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in special ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $35,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, special ed graduates from Indiana State carry an average student debtload of $24,619. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $301, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Indiana University - Southeast as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Indiana University - Southeast is a small public school located in the suburb of New Albany.

Special Ed majors at Indiana University - Southeast take out an average of $23,388 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Indiana Wesleyan University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Marion, IWU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, special ed majors make an average salary of $35,300.

Special Ed majors at IWU take out an average of $20,086 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 $224.

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Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Vincennes University. Vincennes University is a large public school located in the remote town of Vincennes. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in special ed from the school is $32,900.

On average, special ed graduates from Vincennes University take out $28,589 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 $291.

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University of Southern Indiana comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. USI is a large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Evansville.

After completing their bachelor's degree, special ed graduates from USI carry an average student debtload of $21,409.

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#6

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Saint Mary of the Woods, IN

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the rural area of Saint Mary of the Woods, SMWC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, special ed majors make an average salary of $27,300.

On average, special ed graduates from SMWC take out $26,345 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $283.

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University of Evansville

Evansville, IN

University of Evansville comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. UE is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Evansville.

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Best Special Education Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 274
Ohio 246 843
Illinois 231 452
Wisconsin 209 271

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,699
Teacher Education Subject Specific 707
Educational Administration 164
General Education 42
Teaching English or French 13

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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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