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LATEST STATISTICS ON GRADUATE ADMISSION IN SLP


CSD Education Survey Data At-A-Glance for Speech-Language Pathology Master’s Programs (Academic Year 2014-2015)

Institution Summary

 263 institutions offer a master’s degree in speech-language pathology

 45% of the speech-language programs are administratively housed in schools of allied health, health sciences, health professions and public health

 33 is the mean student capacity for new admissions

 5 semesters is the average time-to-degree

 334 average number of graduate practicum hours obtained at off-campus sites

 125 average number of graduate practicum hours obtained at on-campus sites

Applications and Admissions (number of applications across institutions; not number of individual applicants)

 67,510 applications received

 16,282 offers of admission

 3.25-3.98 GPA mean range of students offered admission

 17% offers of admission with funding

 Assistantships and scholarships are the majority of the funding offered

Enrollment

 8,063 newly enrolled students

 4.98% of newly enrolled students were male

 17% of newly enrolled students were of a racial ethnic minority

 2% of newly enrolled students were international students

 16,731 total enrollment

 31% of programs reported insufficient clinical placements as having a moderate or major impact on enrollment with (18% and 14% respectively)

 24% of programs reported student funding as having a moderate or major impact on enrollment (19% and 5% respectively)

Degrees Granted and First Employment

 7, 539 master’s degrees in speech-language pathology were granted

 School setting (pre-K-12) is the primary first employment setting among recent graduates

Data was based on an overall response rate of 92% (287 of 312) of the institutions completing the CSD Education Survey. No extrapolation was conducted.

Source: Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders & American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2016). Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Education Survey National Aggregate Data Report: 2014–2015 academic year. Retrieved from www.capcsd.org and www.asha.org.