Tuscaloosa has a total population of 77,906 and a student population of 35,548. Of these students, 28,699 are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Tuscaloosa's largest speech therapy school is The University of Alabama. In 2010, approximately 43 students graduated from the Speech Therapy program at The University of Alabama.
In 2010, 72 students graduated with a speech therapy degree from one of Tuscaloosa's speech therapy schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,565 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tuscaloosa speech therapy schools was an average of $33,765 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for speech therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Tuscaloosa-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $6,894 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a speech therapist in Tuscaloosa, your job prospects are good. There were 1,040 speech therapists working in Alabama and 50 working in the greater Tuscaloosa area in 2010. The number of speech therapists in Tuscaloosa is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a speech therapist in Tuscaloosa is $78,280 per year, which is higher than the average for speech therapists state-wide.
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