Special Education Schools In Mississippi

There are 16 accredited special education schools in Mississippi for faculty who teach special education classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of special education and special education training in Mississippi, which includes special education training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Alcorn State University

    1000 ASU Dr Ste 359, Alcorn State, Mississippi 39096-7500

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  2. Coahoma Community College

    3240 Friars Point Rd, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614

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  3. Copiah-Lincoln Community College

    1001 Co-Lin Lane, Wesson, Mississippi 39191

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  4. Delta State University

    Hwy 8 West, Cleveland, Mississippi 38733

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  5. Itawamba Community College

    602 W Hill St, Fulton, Mississippi 38843-1099

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  6. Jackson State University

    1440 J R Lynch St, Jackson, Mississippi 39217

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  7. University of Mississippi Main Campus

    Oxford, Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Mississippi University for Women

    1100 College Street, Columbus, Mississippi 39701

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  9. Mississippi Valley State University

    14000 Highway 82 West, Itta Bena, Mississippi 38941-1400

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  10. Mississippi College

    200 South Capitol Street, Clinton, Mississippi 39058

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  11. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

    51 Main Street, Perkinston, Mississippi 39573

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  12. Mississippi State University

    Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762

    157 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. Northeast Mississippi Community College

    101 Cunningham Blvd, Booneville, Mississippi 38829

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  14. University of Southern Mississippi

    118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001

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  15. Tougaloo College

    500 W County Line Rd, Tougaloo, Mississippi 39174

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  16. William Carey University

    498 Tuscan Ave, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401-5499

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Special Education Employment

Mississippi 3,400
National 468,850

Approximately 1% of the country's special education professionals work in Mississippi state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Mississippi

4,020 3,650 3,880 3,640 1,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Special Education is a shrinking field in Mississippi. In 2010 there were 2,500 less special education professionals working in Mississippi than there were in 2006. Thus, in Mississippi, this field has shrunk by 62% in four years. This decline is faster 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 Mississippi

$40,040 $42,730 $44,380 $44,003 $44,650
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
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 Mississippi. The mean salary for special education professionals in 2006 was $40,040 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $44,650 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Mississippi

10th percentile
$33,000
25th percentile
$36,710
50th percentile
$43,630
75th percentile
$52,360
90th percentile
$59,130

Thus, there was a 10% growth in special education professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid special education professionals earning 79% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Mississippi state.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Mississippi

Early Childhood Education
$37,258
Elementary Education
$49,220
Special Education
$43,983
Speech Therapy
$46,310
Teaching
$50,821

In Mississippi, 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 Mississippi

associate
5
bachelor
8
master
12
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total25

As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Mississippi state, the number of students graduating from the 16 accredited special education schools in Mississippi state is decreasing. In 2006, 356 students graduated from special education courses in Mississippi. And in 2010, 158 students graduated.

Thus there was a 56% percent decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Mississippi. Most of these graduates, or 48%, earned an master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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