Albuquerque has a total population of 448,607 and a student population of 58,195. Of these students, 27,241 are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
University of New Mexico-Main Campus is the largest speech therapy school in Albuquerque, based on student population. In 2010, University of New Mexico-Main Campus graduated approximately 21 students from its speech therapy program.
In 2010, 35 students graduated with a speech therapy degree in Albuquerque. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,197 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Albuquerque speech therapy schools was an average of $29,350 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $920 for speech therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Albuquerque-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $7,738 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,451.
After graduating with your credentials in speech therapy, if you decide to work as a speech therapist in Albuquerque, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,180 speech therapists in New Mexico. Of these speech therapists, 530 were working in the greater Albuquerque area. By the year 2018, the number of speech therapists is expected to increase by 22% in Albuquerque. 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 Albuquerque is $62,030 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for speech therapists.
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