Special Education Schools In Arkansas

There are 8 accredited special education schools in Arkansas for faculty who teach special education classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in special education in the state of Arkansas, which encompasses special education training at the following levels:

  • Special Education Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Special Education
  • Masters degree in Special Education


Schools

  1. University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    2801 S University Ave, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. University of Arkansas

    Administration Bldg 425, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

    1200 N University Mail Slot 4789, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Arkansas State University-Main Campus

    2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Arkansas Tech University

    Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222

    NR U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. University of Arkansas at Monticello

    Highway 425 South, Monticello, Arkansas 71656

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. University of Central Arkansas

    201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Henderson State University

    1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71999-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Special Education Employment

Arkansas 3,440
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Arkansas.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Arkansas

3,270 3,480 3,360 3,360 1,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of special education professionals is shrinking in Arkansas. In Arkansas, 1,650 less special education professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 50%. This decline is slower than the change in the number of special education professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 50% from 2006 to 2010.

Special Education VS. All Professions salaries in Arkansas

$40,747 $43,110 $44,357 $45,497 $45,340
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to special education professionals are growing in Arkansas. Special education professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $40,747 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $45,340 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Arkansas

10th percentile
$32,000
25th percentile
$38,260
50th percentile
$44,160
75th percentile
$51,810
90th percentile
$59,890

This represents a 10% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid special education professionals earning 87% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Arkansas state.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Early Childhood Education
$37,755
Elementary Education
$51,635
Special Education
$46,043
Speech Therapy
$46,203
Teaching
$55,534

In Arkansas, special education professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Special Education programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arkansas

associate
0
bachelor
2
master
9
doctor
0
Certificate
4
Total15

As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Arkansas state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited special education schools in Arkansas state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 180 special education graduates from special education courses in Arkansas and in 2010 there were 102 graduates.

Thus there was a 43% percent decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Arkansas. 60% of these graduates received a master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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