Our top 17 communications graduate programs, with a focus on speech pathology, offer a variety of colleges that have all been highly recommended by current students and graduates. While tuition costs vary between about $12,000 and $35,000 per year, all but 4 of the schools on this list offer in-state tuition, making them very affordable to residents. Texas Women's University (TWU) earns the top spot with an average rating of 4.32 out of 5 and a remarkable out-of-state tuition of $12,000 and an in-state tuition of about $6,000 annually. The school's Master of Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).
TWU students also enjoyed the flexibility offered by the speech pathology master's program: "This specific graduate school program is extremely unique. Half the time my classes take place at the facility, but the other half of the time the classes are taken online." Similarly, students can complete Northern Arizona University's Graduate Program in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology part-time. One current student said, "I am in the part-time program at NAU and it is wonderful being that I will be able to receive my education and continue to work as a speech therapy assistant in the school district. "
Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution.
Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2015-2016 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from your institution of choice for more details.