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Special Education Schools In Louisiana

There are 13 accredited special education schools in Louisiana 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 Louisiana, which includes special education training at the following levels:


  1. Grambling State University

    403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana 71245

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-2750

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Louisiana College

    1140 College Dr, Pineville, Louisiana 71359

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Louisiana Tech University

    305 Wisteria, Ruston, Louisiana 71272

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. McNeese State University

    4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of New Orleans

    2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70148

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Nicholls State University

    University Station La Hwy 1, Thibodaux, Louisiana 70310

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. University of Louisiana Monroe

    700 University Avenue, Monroe, Louisiana 71209-0000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Northwestern State University of Louisiana

    College Ave, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497-0002

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Southeastern Louisiana University

    548 Western Ave., Hammond, Louisiana 70402

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. Southern University and A & M College

    Southern Branch Post Office, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    104 University Circle, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  13. Xavier University of Louisiana

    One Drexel Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125-1098

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Louisiana Vs. National Special Education Employment

Louisiana 9,630
National 468,850

Of all of the special education professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Louisiana state.

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Louisiana

9,340 9,020 9,560 9,760 3,990
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Special Education is a shrinking field in Louisiana. In 2010 there were 5,350 less special education professionals working in Louisiana than there were in 2006. This represents a 57% decline in the field. This is faster 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 Louisiana

$39,183 $41,187 $44,647 $46,707 $47,830
$38,658 $41,019 $42,185 $43,003 $45,617
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Louisiana, 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 $39,183 per year, and in 2010 they made $47,830 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Louisiana

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 18% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of special education, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid special education professionals earning 53% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Louisiana state.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Louisiana

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Special Education
Speech Therapy

In Louisiana, 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 Louisiana


The number of students graduating from the 13 accredited special education schools in Louisiana is decreasing. In Louisiana, there were 340 graduates in 2006. And there were 156 graduates from special education courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Louisiana by 54%. 64% of these graduates received a master's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Louisiana

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of special education faculty in Louisiana, growth in the field of special education academia and faculty salaries in Louisiana. If you are involved in teaching special education courses to students at the bachelors degree in special education, masters degree in special education, and doctoral degree in special education levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future special education faculty in Louisiana. A summary of the information we have collected thus far will appear once you submit your information.

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