Elmhurst has a general population of 42,762 and an overall student population of 3,363. Approximately 3,363 of Elmhurst's students are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Elmhurst's largest speech therapy school is Elmhurst College. Approximately 26 students graduated in 2010 from Elmhurst College with credentials in speech therapy.
A total of 26 students graduated with credentials in speech therapy from speech therapy schools in Elmhurst in 2010. If you decide to attend a speech therapy school in Elmhurst, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $27,330.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for speech therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,874 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $33,000.
Many speech therapy graduates choose to work as speech therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Elmhurst, your job prospects are good. There were 7,000 speech therapists working in Illinois and 4,520 working in the greater Elmhurst area in 2010. The number of speech therapists in Elmhurst is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
As a speech therapist in Elmhurst, you can expect to make an average salary of $68,100 per year. This is higher than the average salary for speech therapists in the state.