Chapel Hill has a total population of 48,715 and a student population of 29,104. Of these students, 28,916 are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Of the 1 speech therapy schools in Chapel Hill, the largest speech therapy school, by student population, is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2010, approximately 23 students graduated from the Speech Therapy program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A reported 30 students graduated with credentials in speech therapy in Chapel Hill in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,851 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Chapel Hill speech therapy schools was an average of $35,739 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a speech therapy program in Chapel Hill. And if you live on campus at one of the Chapel Hill-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,753.
Many speech therapy graduates choose to work as speech therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chapel Hill, your job prospects are good. There were 3,830 speech therapists working in North Carolina and 340 working in the greater Chapel Hill area in 2010. The number of speech therapists in Chapel Hill is expected to increase by 17% 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 Chapel Hill is $59,600 per year, which is lower than the average for speech therapists state-wide.