With an overall population of 27,431 and a student population of 6,650, approximately 6,650 of Kearney students attend one of Kearney's schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Of the 1 speech therapy schools in Kearney, the largest speech therapy school, by student population, is University of Nebraska at Kearney. In 2010, University of Nebraska at Kearney graduated approximately 26 students from its speech therapy program.
A reported 26 students graduated with credentials in speech therapy in Kearney in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Kearney's speech therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,970 per year in instate tuition and $21,778 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $952 for speech therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,830 per year, on average, for room and board at Kearney-based speech therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,944.
If you plan on staying in Kearney after graduating from speech therapy school, you should know that job prospects for speech therapists in Kearney, which is the most popular speech therapy profession, are good. There were 730 speech therapists working in Nebraska and 150 working in the greater Kearney area in 2010. Kearney's speech therapist workforce is projected to increase by 15% 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 Kearney is $58,900 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for speech therapists.