By Justin Kerr

With a dream of becoming a speech pathologist specializing in infants and toddlers, Megan Hanson, 22, will graduate from Western Michigan University this spring and is ready to take on that dream.

Although Hanson hoped to attend a larger university in the Big Ten Conference, financially that would have been a little much for her and her family.  Tuition at WMU costs less than both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University by about $3,000 a year, according to their admissions and financial aid websites.

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WMU’s speech language pathology and audiology programs are regularly ranked among the top 50 in the nation according to WMU’s speech, language and hearing sciences website.

Hanson chose her career path because she has a passion for it, not for the money, but speech pathologists earn an average of around $67,000 a year, according to WMU’s speech pathology website. The national average for all graduates with bachelor degrees is $50,000, according to a 2015 study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

 

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