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2023 Speech-Language Pathology Students

There are about 12,716 students enrolled in Speech-Language Pathology in the USA.

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College can be an extremely formative period in one's life; it is a chance for individual progress and development. Pupils try to capture their calling and cultivate many of the required skills to be a flourishing adult. But learning goes far beyond the classroom - the late nights discussing Noam Chomsky with a schoolmate, the nugget of wisdom gained from an old instructor, the exposure to a different way of viewing the world. As such, finding a diverse college tremendously improves what one gains from the time at school.

Speech-Language Pathology is a less racially diverse focus than average*. 72% of the US' Speech-Language Pathology majors are white students, followed by latino students (17%), asian students (4%), and students of other races**(4%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is California State University-Long Beach located in Long Beach, CA.

Furthermore, Speech-Language Pathology is the the 6th most female dominated subject, with 96% of students identify as women. Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce in Mercedita, PR has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another critical type of diversity is economic diversity. Sadly, Speech-Language Pathology ranks in the bottom 9% of subjects wealth diversity. 37% of its majors come from households with a sub $30,000 yearly income, 16% are from families with $30,000 to $48,000 annual incomes, and 19% grew up in high income homes. Clarion University of Pennsylvania is the most fiscally diverse college in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Speech-Language Pathology. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Mountain West Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 4%

  • Black: 3%

  • Latino: 17%

  • White: 72%

  • Other: 4%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 4%

  • Female: 96%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 37%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 15%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 19%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 81%

  • Out of State: 18%

  • International: 1%

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