With an overall population of 113,726 and a student population of 31,041, approximately 14,614 of Waco students attend one of Waco's schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Baylor University is the largest speech therapy school in Waco, based on student population. In 2010, Baylor University graduated approximately 82 students from its speech therapy program.
In 2010, 82 students graduated with a speech therapy degree in Waco. If you decide to attend a speech therapy school in Waco, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $28,070.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,398 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a speech therapy program in Waco. And if you live on campus at one of the Waco-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $7,971 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many speech therapy graduates choose to work as speech therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Waco, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 102 speech therapists in Texas were working in the greater Waco area. The number of speech therapists in Waco is expected to increase by 31% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
As a speech therapist in Waco, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,310 per year. This is lower than the average salary for speech therapists in the state.