Best masters in special education in Tennessee

Special education professionals work with children and adults who are atypically developing. A graduate degree in special education enhances their ability to work with special needs students by advancing their knowledge about the field. Check out the best special education graduate programs below. Read more about our ranking methodology here

Our master’s in special education rankings cover 210 of the 424 universities available, accounting for 71% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $53,501.

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#1 in Tennessee | #95 in Special Education nationally

Carson, Newman University

Jefferson City, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.52

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $43,798

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,096

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $21,923

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.50

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Tennessee | #148 in Special Education nationally

Lipscomb University

Nashville, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.64

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $42,682

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $6,135

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $23,850

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.56

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Tennessee | #158 in Special Education nationally

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.66

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $47,296

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $5,598

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $28,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.59

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee

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Freed, Hardeman University

Henderson, Tennessee

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Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, Tennessee

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How long does it take to pay down debt in special education in Tennessee?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in special education is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in special education earn in Tennessee?

Salary

$43,798

The median master's degree in special education graduate earns $43,798 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in special education cost in Tennessee?

Net cost

$16,899

The average annual cost of a master's degree in special education is $16,899. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.