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Special Education Schools In Utah

In Utah, there are 10 accredited schools where special education classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of special education and special education training in Utah, which includes special education training at the following levels:


  1. Brigham Young University

    Main Campus, Provo, Utah 84602

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Snow College

    150 E College Ave, Ephraim, Utah 84627

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Southern Utah University

    351 West University Blvd, Cedar City, Utah 84720

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Utah State University

    Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-1400

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Utah Valley University

    800 W University Parkway, Orem, Utah 84058-5999

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Salt Lake Community College

    4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. University of Utah

    201 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9008

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Weber State University

    3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84408-1137

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. University of Phoenix-Utah Campus

    5373 S. Green Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123-4642

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Western Governors University

    4001 East 700 South, Suite 701, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Utah Vs. National Special Education Employment

Utah 2,180
National 468,850

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

Employment Growth for Special education professionals In Utah

2,170 2,040 2,310 2,340 1,110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Special Education is a shrinking field in Utah. In Utah, 1,060 less special education professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Utah, this field has shrunk by 49% in four years. This decline is slower 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 Utah

$39,323 $41,153 $43,170 $46,053 $46,430
$40,990 $43,308 $44,832 $45,796 $46,619
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Utah, 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 $39,323 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,430 per year.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Utah

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

This represents a growth in salaries of 15%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Utah, 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 145%

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Utah

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Special Education
Speech Therapy

In Utah, 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 Utah


As the number of special education professionals is decreasing in Utah state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited special education schools in Utah state is decreasing. In Utah, there were 362 graduates in 2006. And there were 309 graduates from special education courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 15% percent decrease in the number of special education school degree or certificate graduates in Utah. Most of these graduates, or 42%, earned an bachelor's degree in special education.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Utah

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