Speech Therapy in Louisiana

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Schools Offering Speech Therapy Programs in Louisiana


Each year, approximately 0.3% of Louisiana graduates receive degrees in speech therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 321 speech therapists graduate from Louisiana's 10 speech therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Louisiana with a speech therapy program is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, which is located in Baton Rouge. In 2010, it was ranked 26th nationwide. 74 students graduated with a degree in speech therapy from Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in 2010. The tuition rate at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was $5,764 per year.

The second-ranked school in Louisiana that has a speech therapy program is Xavier University of Louisiana. Xavier University of Louisiana, which was ranked 46th in the country in 2010, is located in New Orleans. In 2010, 10 students graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana speech therapy program. The tuition rate at Xavier University of Louisiana was $17,100 per year.

The third-ranked school in Louisiana that has a speech therapy program is University of Louisiana at Lafayette. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which was ranked 70th in the country in 2010, is located in Lafayette. In 2010, University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduated 68 students from its speech therapy programs. Students at University of Louisiana at Lafayette paid $4,426 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Louisiana's speech therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,035 per year, though tuition can range from $17,100 per year to $4,000 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Louisiana speech therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Xavier University of Louisiana - located in New Orleans, students are charged $17,100 per year
  2. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College - located in Baton Rouge, students are charged $5,764 per year
  3. Louisiana Tech University - located in Ruston, students are charged $5,545 per year

The following Louisiana speech therapy schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Southeastern Louisiana University - located in Hammond, students are charged $4,000 per year
  2. Nicholls State University - located in Thibodaux, students are charged $4,292 per year
  3. University of Louisiana at Lafayette - located in Lafayette, students are charged $4,426 per year

A speech therapy degree from a Louisiana school... what next?

Most people who graduate from speech therapy school in Louisiana go on to work as a speech therapist. 290 speech therapists were working in Louisiana in 2010. The Louisiana counties with the largest populations of speech therapists are:

  1. Jefferson Davis County - 70 speech therapists
  2. Bossier County
  3. Ascension County

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of speech therapists in the state of Louisiana will grow to 670. This would require a 9% growth in the profession.

Salary

A speech therapist in Louisiana makes an average of $50,140 per year. A speech therapist in the following Louisiana counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Jefferson Davis County - $56,640 per year
  2. Ascension County - $51,230 per year
  3. Bossier County - $44,320 per year

A speech therapist in the following counties in Louisiana make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Bossier County - $44,320 per year
  2. Ascension County - $51,230 per year
  3. Jefferson Davis County - $56,640 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in speech therapy in Louisiana and to compare salaries with various related fields such as speech therapy or allied health, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Speech Therapy in Louisiana
  • Master's Degree in Speech Therapy in Louisiana
  • Doctoral Degree in Speech Therapy in Louisiana

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,296 miles from location Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge LA 73.9386 46% 28,643
6,345 miles from location University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette LA 30.0932 51% 16,361
6,253 miles from location Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond LA 27.3418 83% 15,151
6,379 miles from location Louisiana Tech University Ruston LA 29.6827 51% 11,264
6,346 miles from location University of Louisiana Monroe Monroe LA 25.1569 67% 9,004
6,296 miles from location Southern University and A & M College Baton Rouge LA 24.8704 62% 7,619
6,345 miles from location Nicholls State University Thibodaux LA 24.6015 84% 7,169
6,232 miles from location Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans LA 54.3625 35% 3,338
6,230 miles from location Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans New Orleans LA 0.316028 n/a 2,644
6,444 miles from location Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport Shreveport LA 1.95338 n/a 823
 

Curious what studying Speech Therapy gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Louisiana

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Speech-Language Pathologists + 1,300 $60,780 73.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are speech therapy related jobs in Louisiana