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2021 Highest Paid Special Education Graduates in Wisconsin

271 Bachelor's Degrees
$39,633 Avg Salary
$25,169 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Special Education Graduates in WisconsinWith 271 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, special education is the #39 most popular major in Wisconsin. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 3.1% 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.

This year's Highest Paid Special Education Graduates in Wisconsin ranking looked at 6 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Special Education Majors

The average special education major who graduates from a school in Wisconsin earns about $39,633 per year during the early years of their career. This is comparable to the national average salary for a typical college graduate from any field.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in special ed is $36,194. This means that degree holders from schools in Wisconsin make 10% more than their countrywide peers.

Average Salary for Special Ed Graduates from Schools in Wisconsin  39,633
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79,200
Average Salary for Special Ed Graduates from Schools Nationwide  36,194
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79,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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79,200

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2021 Highest Paid Special Education Grads in Wisconsin

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid special ed graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Special Ed Graduates in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Madison landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid special education school. UW - Madison is a very large public school located in the city of Madison. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in special ed from the school is $40,900.

Special Ed majors at UW - Madison take out an average of $20,115 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $253, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Located in the city of Oshkosh, UW Oshkosh is a public college with a 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 $40,100.

Special Ed majors at UW Oshkosh take out an average of $25,039 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $260, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. UW - Eau Claire is a large public school located in the small city of Eau Claire. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, special ed majors make an average salary of $39,900.

Special Ed majors at UW - Eau Claire take out an average of $24,450 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $272.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Stout. Located in the town of Menomonie, UW - Stout is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their bachelor's degree, special ed graduates from UW - Stout carry an average student debtload of $22,970. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $246, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Whitewater, UW - Whitewater is a public school with a fairly large student population. Special Ed majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $39,700.

The average amount in student loans that special ed majors at UW - Whitewater take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,413. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $259, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Stevens Point, UW - Stevens Point is a public school with a medium-sized student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in special ed from the school is $38,700.

Special Ed majors at UW - Stevens Point take out an average of $23,565 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $238, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

Carthage College landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid special education school. Carthage is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize suburb of Kenosha. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, special ed majors make an average salary of $38,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, special ed graduates from Carthage carry an average student debtload of $30,729. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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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
Indiana 227 261

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

Majors Similar to Special Ed

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,268
Teacher Education Subject Specific 675
General Education 256
Educational Administration 42
Other Education 31

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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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