Pueblo, CO (population: 107,496) has twenty-one speech therapy schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Utah, the highest ranked school in this group with a speech therapy program, has a total student population of 29,284. It is the 129th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Utah.
Speech Therapy students from Pueblo schools who go on to become speech therapists, speech language pathologists, speech professors, speech instructors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Physical therapists make on average $76,220 per year and there are about 174,490 of them employed in the US today.
Pueblo lies in Pueblo county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Pueblo area has 56,230 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,530 average annual salary.
Of the 21 speech therapy schools with a 500-mile radius of Pueblo, only 13 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Abilene Christian University comes out as the most expensive ($21,233/yr) for speech therapy students, with The University of Texas at El Paso as the lowest, reported at only $5,224/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pueblo|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||41.5 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||77.8 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||88.8 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||90.5 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||94.9 miles|