With an overall population of 21,039 and a student population of 11,966, approximately 11,966 of Charleston students attend one of Charleston's schools that offer speech therapy programs.
The largest speech therapy school in Charleston, by student population, is Eastern Illinois University. In 2010, Eastern Illinois University graduated approximately 60 students from its speech therapy program.
A reported 60 students graduated with credentials in speech therapy in Charleston in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,877 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Charleston speech therapy schools was an average of $34,217 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $120 for speech therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Charleston-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $8,078 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 Charleston after graduating from speech therapy school, you should know that job prospects for speech therapists in Charleston, which is the most popular speech therapy profession, are good. There were 7,000 speech therapists working in Illinois and 150 working in the greater Charleston area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of speech therapists is expected to increase by 18% in Charleston. 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 Charleston is $47,870 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for speech therapists.
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