With an overall population of 13,472 and a student population of 16,968, approximately 16,968 of Boone students attend one of Boone's schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Boone's largest speech therapy school is Appalachian State University. In 2010, Appalachian State University graduated approximately 52 students with credentials in speech therapy.
A total of 72 students graduated with credentials in speech therapy from speech therapy schools in Boone in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,391 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Boone speech therapy schools was an average of $25,012 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $700 for speech therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Boone-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Boone after graduating from speech therapy school, you should know that job prospects for speech therapists in Boone, which is the most popular speech therapy profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 21 speech therapists in North Carolina were working in the greater Boone area. Boone's speech therapist workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
As a speech therapist in Boone, you can expect to make an average salary of $64,940 per year. This is higher than the average salary for speech therapists in the state.
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