Evanston has a total population of 74,239 and a student population of 20,444. Of these students, 19,853 are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Of the 1 speech therapy schools in Evanston, the largest speech therapy school, by student population, is Northwestern University. In 2010, Northwestern University graduated approximately 50 students with credentials in speech therapy.
In 2010, 96 students graduated with a speech therapy degree in Evanston. In 2009 tuition at speech therapy schools in Evanston was $38,463 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,685 for speech therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,703 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $42,864.
If you plan on staying in Evanston after graduating from speech therapy school, you should know that job prospects for speech therapists in Evanston, which is the most popular speech therapy profession, are good. In 2010, there were 7,000 speech therapists in Illinois. Of these speech therapists, 4,520 were working in the greater Evanston area. Evanston's speech therapist workforce is projected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a speech therapist in Evanston is $68,100 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for speech therapists.