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How will your speech therapy education stack up?

If you want to study speech therapy at home, you should be aware of how your education will compare to the education available elsewhere in the US. Below is some information to help you get started. There are 309 traditional speech therapy schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top schools in the nation in 2010 that had speech therapy programs were:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York
  2. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, Illinois
  3. New York University - located in New York, New York

Student Demographics

In 2010, 16,016 students earned degrees in speech therapy in the US. Of these students, 130 graduated from certificate programs in speech therapy, 8,200 graduated from undergraduate programs in speech therapy, and 7,686 graduated from graduate-level programs in speech therapy.


Students can pursue education in speech therapy at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Speech Therapy
  • Bachelor's Degree in Speech Therapy
  • Master's Degree in Speech Therapy
  • Doctoral Degree in Speech Therapy
  • Certificate in Speech Therapy

Speech therapy students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their speech therapy degree:

  • Speech/Language Development
  • Research
  • Speech Science
  • Observation
  • Audiology


Students at speech therapy schools around the nation paid an average of $19,044 in tuition fees per year in 2010. The speech therapy schools that charged students the highest tuition rates were:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  3. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, Illinois, students paid $38,463

The lowest tuition was charged by the following speech therapy schools:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. University of South Florida-Main Campus - located in Tampa, Florida, students paid $4,577
  3. Appalachian State University - located in Boone, North Carolina, students paid $4,491

Projected Growth

The projected growth for speech therapists is expected to be the fastest in the following states:

  1. Washington State - 30%
  2. Kansas - 28%
  3. Indiana - 20%


In the US, a speech therapist earns on average $50,566 per year. However, the salary for a speech therapist can greatly vary based on factors such as experience, your previous performance reviews or professional associations and certifications. On average, a speech therapist earns the most in the following states:

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speech therapy?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Speech-Language Pathologists 112,530 $69,880 18.9%