Special Education Schools In Kentucky

Special Education classes faculty can choose to work at one of 17 accredited special education schools in Kentucky. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the special education academic community in Kentucky, and the future trends in special education training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Special Education
  • Bachelors degree in Special Education
  • Masters degree in Special Education
  • PhD degree in Special Education


Schools

  1. Asbury University

    1 Macklem Dr, Wilmore, Kentucky 40390-1198

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  2. Bellarmine University

    2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-0671

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  3. Brescia University

    717 Frederica St, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301-3023

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  4. Campbellsville University

    1 University Dr, Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718-2799

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  5. University of the Cumberlands

    6191 College Station Drive, Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769

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  6. Eastern Kentucky University

    521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

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  7. Georgetown College

    400 East College Street, Georgetown, Kentucky 40324

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  8. Kentucky State University

    400 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-2355

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  9. University of Kentucky

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. University of Louisville

    2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, Kentucky 40292-0001

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. Midway College

    512 E. Stephens St, Midway, Kentucky 40347-1120

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  12. Morehead State University

    University Blvd, Morehead, Kentucky 40351

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  13. Murray State University

    218 Wells Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318

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  14. Brown Mackie College-Louisville

    3605 Fern Valley Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40219

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  15. Spalding University

    845 S. Third Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203-2188

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  16. Union College in Barbourville

    310 College St, Barbourville, Kentucky 40906-1499

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  17. Western Kentucky University

    1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Special Education Employment

Kentucky 7,520
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Kentucky.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Kentucky

6,850 7,090 7,370 7,420 3,580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Kentucky, special education is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 3,270 less special education professionals working in Kentucky than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 48%. This decline is slower than the national trend for special education professionals which shows a 50% decrease in the number of special education professionals working around the nation.

Special Education VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$41,580 $44,370 $46,583 $48,047 $48,450
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of special education professionals is declining, the salaries paid to special education professionals are increasing in Kentucky. Special education professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $41,580 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $48,450 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Kentucky

10th percentile
$36,060
25th percentile
$41,270
50th percentile
$48,310
75th percentile
$55,890
90th percentile
$61,980

This represents a growth in salaries of 14%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Kentucky, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of special education. The pay differential between the highest paid special education professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 72%

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Early Childhood Education
$43,320
Elementary Education
$56,665
Special Education
$48,950
Speech Therapy
$54,770
Teaching
$61,600

In Kentucky, special education professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
14
master
16
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total32

The number of students graduating from the 17 accredited special education schools in Kentucky is decreasing. In Kentucky, there were 1,308 graduates in 2006. And there were 740 graduates from special education courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Kentucky by 43%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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