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2021 Highest Paid Special Education Graduates in Ohio

843 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,344 Avg Salary
$25,728 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Special Education Graduates in OhioIn 2018-2019, 843 bachelor's degrees were awarded to special education students who went to a Ohio college or university. This makes it the #19 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 9.5% of all the special ed bachelor's degrees in the country. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Special Ed Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

For this year's Highest Paid Special Education Graduates in Ohio ranking, we looked at 16 colleges that offer a bachelor's in special ed.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when 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.

Salaries of Special Education Majors After Graduation

After graduation, special education majors from schools in Ohio earn an average salary of $33,344 per year. Unfortunately, that is 16% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

The national average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in special ed is $36,194. That's about 8% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in Ohio.

Average Salary for Special Ed Graduates from Schools in Ohio  33,344
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66,600
Average Salary for Special Ed Graduates from Schools Nationwide  36,194
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66,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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66,600

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2021 Highest Paid Special Education Grads in Ohio

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Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Special Ed Graduates in Ohio

#1

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Dayton. UDayton is a large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Dayton. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, special ed majors make an average salary of $38,100.

The average amount in student loans that special ed majors at UDayton take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,584. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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Ohio University - Athens Campus comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. OHIO Athens is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Athens. Special Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $35,800.

While working on their bachelor's, special ed majors at OHIO Athens accumulate an average of around $20,461 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $230, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH

Our rankings recognize Cedarville University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Cedarville is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Cedarville.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the city of Columbus. Special Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $35,800.

Special Ed majors at Ohio State take out an average of $22,895 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $240, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Capital University

Columbus, OH

Capital University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid special education school. Located in the large suburb of Columbus, Capital is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in special ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $35,400.

Special Ed majors at Capital take out an average of $25,546 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Cincinnati, UC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their bachelor's, special ed majors at UC accumulate an average of around $24,161 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

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Our rankings recognize Ohio Dominican University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. ODU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Columbus. Students who receive their bachelor's in special ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $35,200.

After completing their bachelor's degree, special ed graduates from ODU carry an average student debtload of $25,933.

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Walsh University

North Canton, OH

Walsh University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Walsh is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of North Canton. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in special ed from the school is $34,600.

After completing their bachelor's degree, special ed graduates from Walsh carry an average student debtload of $29,521.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Miami University - Oxford. Miami University - Oxford is a large public school located in the fringe town of Oxford. Special Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $34,300.

The average amount in student loans that special ed majors at Miami University - Oxford take out while working on their bachelor's is $28,152. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $279.

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Ashland University

Ashland, OH

Ashland University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Ashland is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Ashland. Students who receive their bachelor's in special ed from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $33,800.

On average, special ed graduates from Ashland take out $25,378 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $252, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Special Education Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Special Education Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 274
Illinois 231 452
Indiana 227 261
Wisconsin 209 271

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 2,102
Teacher Education Subject Specific 816
General Education 257
Other Education 140
Educational Administration 131

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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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