Special Education Schools In Nevada

In Nevada, there are 7 accredited schools where special education classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Nevada's special education academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in special education includes special education training at the following levels:

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


  1. College of Southern Nevada

    6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89146-1164

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  2. University of Nevada-Las Vegas

    4505 S Maryland Pky, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154

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  3. University of Nevada-Reno

    Reno, Nevada 89557

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Western Nevada College

    2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, Nevada 89703-7399

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  5. University of Phoenix-Las Vegas Campus

    7455 W Washington Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89128-4340

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  6. Nevada State College

    1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, Nevada 89002

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  7. University of Phoenix-Northern Nevada Campus

    10345 Professional Cir, Ste 200, Reno, Nevada 89251-5862

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Professional Trends

Nevada Vs. National Special Education Employment

Nevada 1,720
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Nevada.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Nevada

3,070 3,320 2,070 1,990 950
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Nevada, the field of special education is shrinking. In Nevada, 2,120 less special education professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 69% decline in the field. 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 Nevada

$42,790 $44,877 $49,633 $50,820 $50,780
$45,390 $46,413 $47,635 $49,555 $51,254
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 Nevada. The mean salary for special education professionals in 2006 was $42,790 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $50,780 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Nevada

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Thus, there was a 16% growth in special education professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Nevada, 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 90%

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Nevada

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Special Education
Speech Therapy

Special education professionals in Nevada earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited special education schools in Nevada is decreasing. In 2006 there were 538 special education graduates from special education courses in Nevada and in 2010 there were 299 graduates.

Thus there was a 44% percent decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Nevada. Most of these graduates, or 29%, earned an bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Nevada

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