Durham has a total population of 187,035 and a student population of 29,266. Of these students, 8,587 are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
North Carolina Central University is the largest speech therapy school in Durham, based on student population. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from North Carolina Central University with credentials in speech therapy.
A reported 34 students graduated with credentials in speech therapy in Durham in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Durham's speech therapy schools was $15,260 per year for instate students and $25,329 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a speech therapy program in Durham. And if you live on campus at one of the Durham-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $6,530 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,132.
If you plan on staying in Durham after graduating from speech therapy school, you should know that job prospects for speech therapists in Durham, which is the most popular speech therapy profession, are good. There were 3,830 speech therapists working in North Carolina and 340 working in the greater Durham area in 2010. The government projects that the number of speech therapists in Durham will 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 Durham is $59,600 per year, which is lower than the average for speech therapists state-wide.