Special Education Schools In North Carolina

There are 38 accredited special education schools in North Carolina for faculty who teach special education classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the special education academic community in North Carolina, and the future trends in 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


Schools

  1. Appalachian State University

    Boone, North Carolina 28608

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  2. Barton College

    200 ACC Drive NE, Wilson, North Carolina 27893-7000

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  3. Bennett College for Women

    900 E Washington St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401-3239

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  4. Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock

    180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731-4728

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  5. Brunswick Community College

    50 College Rd, Bolivia, North Carolina 28422-9021

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  6. Cleveland Community College

    137 S Post Rd, Shelby, North Carolina 28152-6224

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  7. Craven Community College

    800 College Ct, New Bern, North Carolina 28562-4900

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  8. East Carolina University

    East 5th Street, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

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  9. Elizabeth City State University

    1704 Weeksville Rd, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909

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  10. Elon University

    100 Campus Drive, Elon, North Carolina 27244-2010

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  11. Fayetteville Technical Community College

    2201 Hull Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303-0236

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  12. Forsyth Technical Community College

    2100 Silas Creek Pky, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103-5197

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  13. Greensboro College

    815 W Market St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401-1875

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  14. Haywood Community College

    185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, North Carolina 28721-9901

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  15. High Point University

    833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, North Carolina 27262-3598

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  16. Lenoir-Rhyne University

    625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601

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  17. Mars Hill College

    100 Athletic St, Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754

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  18. McDowell Technical Community College

    54 College Drive, Marion, North Carolina 28752-8728

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  19. Meredith College

    3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-5298

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  20. Methodist University

    5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311-1420

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  21. Mitchell Community College

    500 W Broad Street, Statesville, North Carolina 28677-5293

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  22. Nash Community College

    522 N. Old Carriage Road, Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804

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  23. University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  24. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    1000 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170

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  25. North Carolina Central University

    1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina 27707

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  26. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

    2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7001

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  27. North Carolina Wesleyan College

    3400 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804

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  28. University of North Carolina-Wilmington

    601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-5963

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  29. University of North Carolina at Pembroke

    One University Drive, Pembroke, North Carolina 28372-1510

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  30. Pfeiffer University

    48380 Hwy 52n, Misenheimer, North Carolina 28109-0960

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  31. Roanoke-Chowan Community College

    109 Community College Rd, Ahoskie, North Carolina 27910-9522

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  32. Southeastern Community College in Whiteville

    4564 Chadbourn Hwy, Whiteville, North Carolina 28472-5422

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  33. Stanly Community College

    141 College Drive, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001

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  34. Surry Community College

    630 S. Main St., Dobson, North Carolina 27017-8432

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  35. Tri-County Community College

    21 Campus Circle, Murphy, North Carolina 28906

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  36. Wilson Community College

    902 Herring Ave, Wilson, North Carolina 27893-3310

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  37. Winston-Salem State University

    601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27110-0001

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  38. Western Carolina University

    Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723-9646

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Cities

  1. Special Education Schools in Greensboro, NC3 Schools
  2. Special Education Schools in Fayetteville, NC2 Schools
  3. Special Education Schools in Raleigh, NC2 Schools
  4. Special Education Schools in Rocky Mount, NC2 Schools
  5. Special Education Schools in Wilson, NC2 Schools
  6. Special Education Schools in Shelby, NC1 Schools
  7. Special Education Schools in Murphy, NC1 Schools
  8. Special Education Schools in Charlotte, NC1 Schools
  9. Special Education Schools in Dobson, NC1 Schools
  10. Special Education Schools in Pembroke, NC1 Schools
  11. Special Education Schools in Winston-Salem, NC1 Schools
  12. Special Education Schools in Wilmington, NC1 Schools
  13. Special Education Schools in High Point, NC1 Schools
  14. Special Education Schools in Bolivia, NC1 Schools
  15. Special Education Schools in Whiteville, NC1 Schools
  16. Special Education Schools in New Bern, NC1 Schools
  17. Special Education Schools in Durham, NC1 Schools
  18. Special Education Schools in Hickory, NC1 Schools
  19. Special Education Schools in Boone, NC1 Schools
  20. Special Education Schools in Greenville, NC1 Schools
  21. Special Education Schools in Statesville, NC1 Schools
  22. Special Education Schools in Clyde, NC1 Schools
  23. Special Education Schools in Elizabeth City, NC1 Schools
  24. Special Education Schools in Cullowhee, NC1 Schools
  25. Special Education Schools in Ahoskie, NC1 Schools
  26. Special Education Schools in Flat Rock, NC1 Schools
  27. Special Education Schools in Albemarle, NC1 Schools
  28. Special Education Schools in Marion, NC1 Schools
  29. Special Education Schools in Misenheimer, NC1 Schools
  30. Special Education Schools in Mars Hill, NC1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Special Education Employment

North Carolina 16,920
National 468,850

Approximately 4% of the country's special education professionals work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In North Carolina

13,100 14,090 15,690 16,240 9,490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In North Carolina, the field of special education is shrinking. 3,610 less special education professionals were working in North Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 28%. This is slower than the trend for special education professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 50% between 2006 and 2010.

Special Education VS. All Professions salaries in North Carolina

$39,473 $40,850 $42,483 $44,270 $45,110
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by special education professionals is increasing in North Carolina. In 2006 special education professionals made a mean salary of $39,473 per year, and in 2010 they made $45,110 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in North Carolina

10th percentile
$32,460
25th percentile
$37,180
50th percentile
$44,230
75th percentile
$52,280
90th percentile
$59,980

Thus, special education professionals' salaries grew by 12% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 85% pay differential between the highest paid special education professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of special education in North Carolina.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Early Childhood Education
$37,128
Elementary Education
$49,665
Special Education
$44,883
Speech Therapy
$46,687
Teaching
$62,570

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

Educational Trends

Special Education programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Carolina

associate
16
bachelor
27
master
21
doctor
2
Certificate
13
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The number of students graduating from the 38 accredited special education schools in North Carolina is decreasing. In North Carolina, there were 658 graduates in 2006. And there were 432 graduates from special education courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 34% percent decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina. Most of these graduates, or 34%, earned a bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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