Special Education Schools In Oregon

There are 6 accredited special education schools in Oregon 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 Oregon, which includes special education training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Chemeketa Community College

    4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, Oregon 97305

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Lewis & Clark College

    0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, Oregon 97219-7899

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  3. University of Oregon

    110 Johnson Hall, Eugene, Oregon 97403

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Pacific University

    2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Portland State University

    724 SW Harrison, Portland, Oregon 97201

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Western Oregon University

    345 North Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, Oregon 97361-1394

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Special Education Employment

Oregon 3,420
National 468,850

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

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Oregon

4,440 4,610 4,260 4,040 1,550
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Special Education is a shrinking field in Oregon. 2,890 less special education professionals were working in Oregon in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 65%. 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 Oregon

$49,633 $51,077 $51,417 $50,750 $52,650
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Oregon, as the number of special education professionals is declining, the salaries earned by special education professionals are increasing. In 2006 special education professionals made a mean salary of $49,633 per year, and in 2010 they made $52,650 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Oregon

10th percentile
$38,160
25th percentile
$43,250
50th percentile
$52,280
75th percentile
$62,140
90th percentile
$70,220

This represents a growth in salaries of 6%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Oregon state, within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid special education professionals earn 84% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Oregon

Early Childhood Education
$40,882
Elementary Education
$60,032
Special Education
$52,577
Speech Therapy
$52,983
Teaching
$67,680

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
0
master
5
doctor
3
Certificate
5
Total14

As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Oregon state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited special education schools in Oregon state is decreasing. In 2006, 530 students graduated from special education courses in Oregon. And in 2010, 249 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Oregon by 53%. 36% of these graduates received an master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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