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The 20 best universities in America for students with physical disabilities, 2017

As of May 2017, in the United States there are more than 6.6 million high school students with disabilities, or about 13% of all public school students, and about 35% had specific learning disabilities. Does your university care about students with physical disabilities?

The University of Southern California (Los Angeles) was ranked as the best disability friendly university in the United States, according to a new study out by the CEOWORLD magazine, the University of Texas placed second on the list, followed by the University of Michigan at No. 3.

Here, we’ve listed the top 20 universities in America that currently offer comprehensive or specialized programs for students with physical disabilities. This isn’t a comprehensive list, and many more incredible universities out there offer assistance to special needs students as well.

The 2017 rankings placed Northeastern University in 4th ahead of the University of Connecticut into 5th; while California State University (Fullerton) ranked 6th, and Texas Tech University 7th.

The 20 best universities in America for students with physical disabilities, 2017

  1. University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
  2. University of Texas
  3. University of Michigan
  4. Northeastern University
  5. University of Connecticut
  6. California State University, Fullerton
  7. Texas Tech University
  8. Fairleigh Dickenson University (FDU)
  9. Baylor University
  10. Southern Oregon University
  11. University of Wisconsin in Whitewater
  12. University of Indianapolis
  13. University of Denver
  14. DePaul University
  15. Marshall University
  16. Texas State University
  17. University of Iowa
  18. Southern Illinois University
  19. Missouri State University, Springfield
  20. University of Arizona
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Aimee Lee Webber
Editorial Aide/Reporter at The CEOWORLD magazine. Nationally Syndicated Advice Columnist. Generally prefer dogs to humans. Loves dragons. New Yorker.