With an overall population of 5,446 and a student population of 16,389, approximately 16,389 of Kingston students attend one of Kingston's schools that offer speech therapy programs.
Of the 1 speech therapy schools in Kingston, the largest speech therapy school, by student population, is University of Rhode Island. In 2010, approximately 52 students graduated from the Speech Therapy program at University of Rhode Island.
A total of 68 students graduated with credentials in speech therapy from speech therapy schools in Kingston in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,700 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Kingston speech therapy schools was an average of $39,198 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for speech therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,334 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $17,128.
If you plan on staying in Kingston after graduating from speech therapy school, you should know that job prospects for speech therapists in Kingston, which is the most popular speech therapy profession, are not very good. There were 480 speech therapists working in Rhode Island and 510 working in the greater Kingston area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of speech therapists is expected to increase by 6% in Kingston. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a speech therapist in Kingston is $73,120 per year. This is the same as the state-wide average salary for speech therapists.
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