Speech Therapy in Virginia

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Schools Offering Speech Therapy Programs in Virginia

Each year, roughly 0.2% of Virginia students graduate with degrees in speech therapy. Thus, Virginia's 6 speech therapy schools put out approximately 318 speech therapists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Virginia that has a speech therapy program is University of Virginia-Main Campus. University of Virginia-Main Campus, which was ranked 10th in the country in 2010, is located in Charlottesville. In 2010, 40 students graduated from University of Virginia-Main Campus' speech therapy program. Tuition at University of Virginia-Main Campus was $10,828 per year.

James Madison University, which was ranked 20th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Virginia that has a speech therapy program. It is located in Harrisonburg. 110 students graduated with degree in speech therapy from James Madison University in 2010. Tuition at James Madison University was $7,860 per year.

Old Dominion University, which is located in Norfolk, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a speech therapy program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 59 students graduated from Old Dominion University speech therapy program. Students at Old Dominion University paid $6,214 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Virginia speech therapy school, average tuition will be $10,088 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $6,214 per year to $18,074 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Virginia speech therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Hampton University - located in Hampton, students are charged $18,074 per year
  2. University of Virginia-Main Campus - located in Charlottesville, students are charged $10,828 per year
  3. Longwood University - located in Farmville, students are charged $9,855 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Virginia speech therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Old Dominion University - located in Norfolk, students are charged $6,214 per year
  2. Radford University - located in Radford, students are charged $7,694 per year
  3. James Madison University - located in Harrisonburg, students are charged $7,860 per year

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

Most people who graduate from speech therapy school in Virginia go on to work as a speech therapist. If you decide to work as a speech therapist in Virginia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 190 Virginia speech therapists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Virginia speech therapists:

  1. Caroline County - 50 speech therapists
  2. Chesapeake County - 40 speech therapists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of speech therapists is expected to grow by 6% by 2018. There are projected to be 340 speech therapists working in the Virginia then.


On average, speech therapists earn $51,700 per year. The counties in Virginia with the highest average salary for a speech therapist are:

  1. Caroline County - $58,460 per year
  2. Chesapeake County - $47,970 per year

The Virginia counties with the lowest average salary for speech therapists are:

  1. Chesapeake County - $47,970 per year
  2. Caroline County - $58,460 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in speech therapy in Virginia 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 Virginia
  • Master's Degree in Speech Therapy in Virginia
  • Doctoral Degree in Speech Therapy in Virginia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,601 miles from location University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville VA 89.7774 48% 24,355
5,470 miles from location Old Dominion University Norfolk VA 32.4015 39% 24,013
5,624 miles from location James Madison University Harrisonburg VA 79.9166 63% 18,971
5,704 miles from location Radford University Radford VA 30.9064 33% 8,878
5,474 miles from location Hampton University Hampton VA 23.6588 n/a 5,402
5,588 miles from location Longwood University Farmville VA 29.7314 34% 4,832

Curious what studying Speech Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Speech-Language Pathologists + 2,690 $73,870 22.8%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are speech therapy related jobs in Virginia