Raleigh has a general population of 276,093 and an overall student population of 57,092. Approximately 2,538 of Raleigh's students are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Shaw University is the largest speech therapy school in Raleigh, based on student population. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from Shaw University with credentials in speech therapy.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in speech therapy in Raleigh in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,696 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for speech therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Raleigh-based speech therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $7,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,016.
If you decide to work as a speech therapist in Raleigh, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,830 speech therapists in North Carolina. Of these speech therapists, 550 were working in the greater Raleigh area. The government projects that the number of speech therapists in Raleigh will increase by 17% by the year 2018. 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 Raleigh is $60,510 per year, which is lower than the average for speech therapists state-wide.