Best Special Education Colleges in the U.S.

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in the U.S. that offer Special Education degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 986 Special Education schools located within the U.S. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Special Education Colleges in the U.S. for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY

Columbia University in the City of New York offers 6 Special Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 14 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 8 Certificates degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
2 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University offers 6 Special Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 89 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 70 Master's degrees, 11 Bachelor's degrees, and 8 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
3 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Northwestern University offers 16 Special Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 75 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 39 Master's degrees, 31 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
4 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College offers 2 Special Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 33 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 32 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University offers 7 Special Education Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 91 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 46 Certificates degrees, and 45 Master's degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
6 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 1 Special Education Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 15 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 15 Certificates degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
7 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 1 Special Education Degree program. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 3 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
8 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 1 Special Education Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 5 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
9 University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia-Main Campus offers 2 Special Education Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 15 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 15 Master's degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
10 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ

The College of New Jersey offers 6 Special Education Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 116 students graduated in the study area of Special Education with students earning 55 Master's degrees, 47 Bachelor's degrees, and 14 Certificates degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Columbia University in the City of New York Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 28,086
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
5/5
4 : 1 12,567
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
Boston College Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
5/5
15 : 1 14,354
Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
5/5
6 : 1 22,686
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
University of Virginia-Main Campus University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
4/5
11 : 1 23,883
The College of New Jersey The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
4/5
15 : 1 7,406
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
Pepperdine University Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
5/5
16 : 1 7,632
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158
Fordham University Fordham University Bronx, NY
5/5
16 : 1 15,286
Northeastern University Northeastern University Boston, MA
5/5
15 : 1 19,940
Santa Clara University Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,680
Lehigh University Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
5/5
13 : 1 7,054
Syracuse University Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
5/5
18 : 1 21,789
The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
3/5
18 : 1 50,950
Chapman University Chapman University Orange, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,305
Gonzaga University Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
5/5
15 : 1 7,491
Case Western Reserve University Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
5/5
9 : 1 11,340
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
20 : 1 45,842
George Washington University George Washington University Washington, DC
5/5
17 : 1 26,212
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186

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