Portland has a total population of 529,121 and a student population of 80,848. Of these students, 27,901 are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Portland State University is the largest speech therapy school in Portland, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 56 students graduated from the Speech Therapy program at Portland State University.
In 2010, 56 students graduated with a speech therapy degree from one of Portland's speech therapy schools. If you decide to attend one of Portland's speech therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,410 per year in instate tuition and $35,844 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,911 for speech therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,445 per year, on average, for room and board at Portland-based speech therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,575.
If you decide to work as a speech therapist in Portland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 830 speech therapists in Oregon, 890 were working in the greater Portland area. The number of speech therapists in Portland is expected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
As a speech therapist in Portland, you can expect to make an average salary of $70,140 per year. This is higher than the average salary for speech therapists in the state.
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