Best Speech-Language Pathology Programs Comparison


Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), also called speech and language therapists, or speech therapists, specialize in the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders and swallowing disorders.(read more at wiki) Here we introduce best colleges in the field of speech-language pathology where University of Iowa is ranked top and University of Wisconsin-Madison is positioned on second place.

We briefly compare those top colleges with various factors such as tuition, admission, graduation, enrolment, and more. The full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at speech-language pathology colleges comparison page.

General Comparison

First, we compare the best speech-language pathology schools with general characteristics.
Table. Best Speech-Language Pathology College Overview
RankNameLocationTypePopulation
1 University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Public, Four or more years 30,129
2 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin Public, Four or more years 42,269
3 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, Washington Public, Four or more years 43,485
3 Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 12,710
5 Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 21,215
5 Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, Indiana Public, Four or more years 40,393
5 University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona Public, Four or more years 40,223
8 University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas Public, Four or more years 27,135
8 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Public, Four or more years 28,769
10 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas Public, Four or more years 52,186

Admission and Acceptance Ratio Comparison

In this paragraph, we compare admission considerations between the best schools including applications fees, acceptance ratio, and application requirements.
Table. Best Speech-Language Pathology College Admission Comparison
Open AdmissionApplication FeeAcceptance Ratio
University of Iowa No $ 40 78.4%
(74.1%/82.3%)
University of Wisconsin-Madison No $ 44 68.6%
(66.0%/71.1%)
University of Washington-Seattle Campus No $ 60 58.4%
(55.5%/60.9%)
Vanderbilt University No $ 50 14.2%
(16.7%/12.3%)
Northwestern University No $ 65 18.0%
(18.6%/17.5%)
Purdue University-Main Campus No $ 50 61.5%
(59.4%/64.3%)
University of Arizona No $ 50 71.4%
(70.5%/72.2%)
University of Kansas No $ 30 92.7%
(91.1%/94.1%)
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus No $ 45 57.9%
(57.3%/58.4%)
The University of Texas at Austin No $ 75 46.7%
(44.1%/49.1%)

Tuition Costs Comparison

Next, we compare the tuition and other costs at best Speech-Language Pathology colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements.

You can see more comprehensive tuition comparison between the best Speech-Language Pathology schools at Best Speech-Language Pathology schools tuition comparing page.
Table. Best Speech-Language Pathology Schools Tuition Comparison
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-Of-StateIn-StateOut-Of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFees
University of Iowa $ 6,678$ 1,379$ 24,900$ 1,379 $ 7,900$ 1,413$ 24,064$ 1,413
University of Wisconsin-Madison $ 9,273$ 1,105$ 25,523$ 1,105 $ 10,728$ 1,105$ 24,054$ 1,105
University of Washington-Seattle Campus $ 11,305$ 1,078$ 28,860$ 1,078 $ 13,280$ 1,078$ 25,690$ 1,078
Vanderbilt University $ 41,088$ 1,030$ 41,088$ 1,030 $ 41,492$ 404$ 41,492$ 404
Northwestern University $ 43,380$ 399$ 43,380$ 399 $ 43,380$ 312$ 43,380$ 312
Purdue University-Main Campus $ 9,208$ 692$ 28,010$ 692 $ 9,208$ 692$ 28,010$ 692
University of Arizona $ 9,114$ 921$ 25,310$ 921 $ 10,201$ 921$ 25,612$ 921
University of Kansas $ 8,000$ 888$ 20,843$ 888 $ 7,915$ 888$ 18,517$ 888
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus $ 15,730$ 860$ 25,420$ 860 $ 19,336$ 740$ 31,658$ 740
The University of Texas at Austin $ 9,790$ 0$ 33,128$ 0 $ 10,918$ 0$ 20,790$ 0

Grants, Scholarships, and Loans Comparison

This page contains comparison data on the number of full-time, first-time undergraduate students and all undergraduate students who receive different types of student financial aid, including grants and loans, from different sources at each best Speech-Language Pathology school. You can analyze and compare financial aids of the best Speech-Language Pathology schools with summary tables and charts. In Addition you can compare tuition and financial aids for the Speech-Language Pathology colleges at best Speech-Language Pathology school tuition comparing page.

Full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. First-time student is a student attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. For full-time and first-time students, the financial aid reports include federal grants, Pell grants, other federal grants, state/local grants, grants from the institution, federal and non-federal student loans.
Table. Best Speech-Language Pathology Schools - Full-Time, First-Time Undergraduate Student Financial Aids Comparison Table
Grants or ScholarshipStudent Loan
Number ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage AmountNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Amount
University of Iowa 2,83864%$ 7,741 2,20550%$ 5,442
University of Wisconsin-Madison 3,42759%$ 5,446 2,36841%$ 6,843
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 2,03136%$ 14,178 1,79732%$ 5,527
Vanderbilt University 99662%$ 38,887 19512%$ 6,001
Northwestern University 1,15455%$ 29,961 75236%$ 6,084
Purdue University-Main Campus 2,96744%$ 9,850 2,56138%$ 6,707
University of Arizona 5,27577%$ 9,748 2,69539%$ 5,875
University of Kansas 2,08060%$ 6,635 1,65047%$ 6,267
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 1,85650%$ 10,940 2,16258%$ 9,001
The University of Texas at Austin 3,54150%$ 8,668 3,01843%$ 5,957

Enrollment Comparison

This paragraph compares the number of students enrolled in best Speech-Language Pathologyschools. Next table counts total students headcount by school level and attendance status. Undergraduate full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. For graduate students, it includes students enrolled for 9 or more semester credits, or 9 or more quarter credits, or a student involved in thesis or dissertation preparation that is considered full time by the institution.

Undergraduate part-time student is a student enrolled for either less than 12 semester or quarter credits, or less than 24 contact hours a week each term. For graduate schools, students enrolled for less than 9 semester or quarter credits are included in this table.
Table. Best Speech-Language Pathology Schools Enrollment Comparison by School Level/Attendance Status
UndergraduateGraduate
TotalFull-timePart-time Full-timePart-time
University of Iowa 30,12919,6392,360 4,9333,197
University of Wisconsin-Madison 42,26928,1672,134 9,8672,101
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 43,48526,2283,247 10,9493,061
Vanderbilt University 12,7106,73165 5,170744
Northwestern University 21,2158,542834 8,6463,193
Purdue University-Main Campus 40,39329,3601,924 6,1912,918
University of Arizona 40,22328,2103,355 6,5052,153
University of Kansas 27,13517,1302,039 5,9292,037
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 28,76917,2561,173 7,7062,634
The University of Texas at Austin 52,18637,0832,872 10,9071,324

Graduation Rates Comparison

Next, we compare the graduation rate between best Speech-Language Pathology schools. The graduation Rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised cohort minus any allowable exclusions. For example, 6 years rate is applied for 4 year schools. For detail information of your desired school, follow links on the school name.

Next table shows the graduation rate by gender. the numbers in parenthesis means completers over total cohort.
Table. Best Speech-Language Pathology Schools Graduation Rates By Gender
AverageMenWomen
University of Iowa 69.81%
(2,971 / 4,256)
69.95%
(1,369 / 1,957)
69.68%
(1,602 / 2,299)
University of Wisconsin-Madison 81.80%
(4,608 / 5,633)
79.81%
(2,075 / 2,600)
83.51%
(2,533 / 3,033)
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 80.81%
(4,270 / 5,284)
79.55%
(1,976 / 2,484)
81.93%
(2,294 / 2,800)
Vanderbilt University 92.19%
(1,464 / 1,588)
91.60%
(687 / 750)
92.72%
(777 / 838)
Northwestern University 92.96%
(1,915 / 2,060)
91.76%
(891 / 971)
94.03%
(1,024 / 1,089)
Purdue University-Main Campus 69.45%
(5,160 / 7,430)
67.72%
(2,987 / 4,411)
71.98%
(2,173 / 3,019)
University of Arizona 61.28%
(3,547 / 5,788)
57.68%
(1,555 / 2,696)
64.42%
(1,992 / 3,092)
University of Kansas 64.03%
(2,620 / 4,092)
61.05%
(1,221 / 2,000)
66.87%
(1,399 / 2,092)
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 78.98%
(2,676 / 3,388)
76.88%
(1,224 / 1,592)
80.85%
(1,452 / 1,796)
The University of Texas at Austin 78.67%
(5,797 / 7,369)
75.69%
(2,544 / 3,361)
81.16%
(3,253 / 4,008)

Student To Fauclty Ratio Comparison

Student-to-faculty ratio is defined as total students not in graduate or professional programs divided by total instructional staff not teaching in graduate or professional programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is applicable only to institutions with undergraduate students. Next two tables compare the student-to-faculty ratio between best schools. For detail information of each school, follow the link on the school name. The ratio is calculated by dividing total number of students by total numbers of faculty. (for example, the ratio is 11.9 % for 131 students and 11 faculty members)
Table. Student to Faculty Ratio
20092010201120122013
University of Iowa 6.3%6.7% 6.3%6.3% 6.3%
University of Wisconsin-Madison 4.5%4.5% 4.5%4.5% 5.6%
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 5.9%9.1% 8.3%7.7% 6.7%
Vanderbilt University 11.1%12.5% 12.5%12.5% 12.5%
Northwestern University 14.3%14.3% 14.3%14.3% 14.3%
Purdue University-Main Campus 6.7%7.1% 7.1%7.1% 7.1%
University of Arizona 5.3%5.0% 4.8%5.0% 4.5%
University of Kansas 5.3%5.0% 5.0%5.3% 5.6%
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 6.7%6.7% 7.1%7.1% 7.1%
The University of Texas at Austin 5.6%5.9% 5.6%5.6% 5.6%
Once again, we note that the full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at speech-language pathology colleges comparison page.

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