Cullowhee has a general population of 3,579 and an overall student population of 9,429. Approximately 9,429 of Cullowhee's students are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Of the 1 speech therapy schools in Cullowhee, the largest speech therapy school, by student population, is Western Carolina University. In 2010, Western Carolina University graduated approximately 29 students from its speech therapy program.
In 2010, 29 students graduated with a speech therapy degree from one of Cullowhee's speech therapy schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,470 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cullowhee speech therapy schools was an average of $24,067 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,006 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a speech therapy program in Cullowhee. And if you live on campus at one of the Cullowhee-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $5,982 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 Cullowhee after graduating from speech therapy school, you should know that job prospects for speech therapists in Cullowhee, which is the most popular speech therapy profession, are good. In 2010, of the 3,830 speech therapists in North Carolina, 170 were working in the greater Cullowhee area. The government projects that the number of speech therapists in Cullowhee will increase by 17% 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 Cullowhee is $64,940 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for speech therapists.
Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723-9646