With an overall population of 28,778 and a student population of 41,052, approximately 41,052 of West Lafayette students attend one of West Lafayette's schools that offer speech therapy programs.
West Lafayette's largest speech therapy school is Purdue University-Main Campus. In 2010, Purdue University-Main Campus graduated approximately 101 students from its speech therapy program.
A total of 101 students graduated with credentials in speech therapy from speech therapy schools in West Lafayette in 2010. If you decide to attend one of West Lafayette's speech therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,638 per year in instate tuition and $37,118 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,220 for speech therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
Many speech therapy graduates choose to work as speech therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Lafayette, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 114 speech therapists in Indiana were working in the greater West Lafayette area. By the year 2018, the number of speech therapists is expected to increase by 22% in West Lafayette. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
As a speech therapist in West Lafayette, you can expect to make an average salary of $64,530 per year. This is higher than the average salary for speech therapists in the state.