Amherst's largest speech therapy school is University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2010, approximately 89 students graduated from the Speech Therapy program at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
In 2010, 94 students graduated with a speech therapy degree from one of Amherst's speech therapy schools. If you decide to attend one of Amherst's speech therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $22,593 per year in instate tuition and $34,090 per year in out of state tuition.
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 at one of the Amherst-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $6,785 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Amherst after graduating from speech therapy school, you should know that job prospects for speech therapists in Amherst, which is the most popular speech therapy profession, are not very good. The government projects that the number of speech therapists in Amherst will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.