Chico has a total population of 59,954 and a student population of 16,934. Of these students, 16,934 are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
California State University-Chico is the largest speech therapy school in Chico, based on student population. Approximately 52 students graduated in 2010 from California State University-Chico with credentials in speech therapy.
In 2010, 52 students graduated with a speech therapy degree in Chico. Tuition in 2009 at Chico's speech therapy schools was $20,160 per year for instate students and $31,320 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,656 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a speech therapy program in Chico. And if you live on campus at one of the Chico-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $9,404 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,164.
After graduating with your credentials in speech therapy, if you decide to work as a speech therapist in Chico, your job prospects are good. There were 9,600 speech therapists working in California and 110 working in the greater Chico area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of speech therapists is expected to increase by 16% in Chico. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a speech therapist in Chico is $78,690 per year, which is lower than the average for speech therapists state-wide.