Special Education Schools In Rhode Island

Rhode Island has 4 accredited special education schools where special education faculty who teach special education classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the special education academic community in Rhode Island, 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


  1. Providence College

    1 Cunningham Square, Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001

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  2. Rhode Island College

    600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

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  3. Community College of Rhode Island

    400 East Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807

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  4. Salve Regina University

    100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island 02840-4192

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Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Special Education Employment

Rhode Island 2,010
National 468,850

Approximately 0% of the country's special education professionals work in Rhode Island state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Rhode Island

1,310 1,800 1,040 2,010 1,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of special education professionals is shrinking in Rhode Island. 220 less special education professionals were working in Rhode Island in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of special education has shrunk by 17% in Rhode Island. This decline is slower than the change in the number of special education professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of special education professionals has shrunk by 50% from 2006 to 2010.

Special Education VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$55,210 $62,747 $65,495 $67,157 $64,370
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Rhode Island, as the number of special education professionals is declining, the salaries earned by special education professionals are increasing. The mean salary for special education professionals in 2006 was $55,210 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $64,370 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Rhode Island

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Thus, special education professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Rhode Island state, within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid special education professionals earn 106% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Special Education
Speech Therapy

In Rhode Island, 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 Rhode Island


As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Rhode Island state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited special education schools in Rhode Island state is decreasing. In Rhode Island, there were 596 graduates in 2006. And there were 271 graduates from special education courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 55% percent decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Rhode Island. 45% of these graduates received an master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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