Hammond has a total population of 17,639 and a student population of 15,316. Of these students, 15,151 are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
The largest speech therapy school in Hammond, by student population, is Southeastern Louisiana University. In 2010, Southeastern Louisiana University graduated approximately 33 students with credentials in speech therapy.
In 2010, 58 students graduated with a speech therapy degree from one of Hammond's speech therapy schools. If you decide to attend one of Hammond's speech therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,448 per year in instate tuition and $21,704 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for speech therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hammond-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $6,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,528.
After graduating with your credentials in speech therapy, if you decide to work as a speech therapist in Hammond, your job prospects are good. There were 860 speech therapists working in Louisiana and 100 working in the greater Hammond area in 2010. The government projects that the number of speech therapists in Hammond will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a speech therapist in Hammond is $51,900 per year, which is lower than the average for speech therapists state-wide.
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