The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for a speech-language pathology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,710 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

4% above average compared to other degrees

$ 20,224 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

1% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,684 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

21% below average compared to other degrees

What do speech-language pathology graduates earn?

Speech-language pathology students make an average of $42,415 per year after graduation. This is 36% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 42,415 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 2% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular speech-language pathology schools in the US

There are 114 schools in the US that offer a speech-language pathology degree. The speech-language pathology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are California State University-Long Beach, San Diego State University and University of Washington-Seattle Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in speech-language pathology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
California State University-Long Beach$6,730
San Diego State University$7,460
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,005
The University of Alabama$10,780
Northwestern University$52,678
Northern Arizona University$11,059
Stony Brook University$9,257
University of Maryland-College Park$10,399
Vanderbilt University$47,664

Top US schools for a speech-language pathology degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering speech-language pathology degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Northwestern University9%$52,678
Vanderbilt University11%$47,664
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24%$9,005
California State University-Long Beach28%$6,730
Case Western Reserve University33%$47,500
CUNY Lehman College35%$7,010
San Diego State University35%$7,460
Hampton University36%$25,441
University of Tulsa39%$41,509
CUNY Hunter College40%$6,982

Cheapest US schools for a speech-language pathology degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a speech-language pathology degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Copiah-Lincoln Community College$3,180
East Mississippi Community College$3,240
Lake Region State College$4,336
Fort Hays State University$5,009
Nevada State College$5,131
Williston State College$5,163
Brigham Young University-Provo$5,460
University of the District of Columbia$5,756
Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Cupey Campus$5,820
Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Gurabo Campus$5,820

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