There are 2 speech therapy schools in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans has a general population of 484,674 and an overall student population of 59,719. Approximately 5,982 of New Orleans's students are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
New Orleans's largest speech therapy school is Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans. Approximately 18 students graduated in 2010 from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans with credentials in speech therapy.
In 2010, 35 students graduated with a speech therapy degree from one of New Orleans's speech therapy schools. In 2009 tuition at speech therapy schools in New Orleans was $16,300 per year, on average.
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 New Orleans-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $5,397 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,319.
After graduating with your credentials in speech therapy, if you decide to work as a speech therapist in New Orleans, your job prospects are good. There were 860 speech therapists working in Louisiana and 310 working in the greater New Orleans area in 2010. The number of speech therapists in New Orleans is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
As a speech therapist in New Orleans, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,310 per year. This is lower than the average salary for speech therapists in the state.
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