Flagstaff has a general population of 52,894 and an overall student population of 27,916. Approximately 23,597 of Flagstaff's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
The largest physical therapy school in Flagstaff, by student population, is Northern Arizona University. In 2010, approximately 46 students graduated from the Physical Therapy program at Northern Arizona University.
A reported 46 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy in Flagstaff in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,755 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Flagstaff physical therapy schools was an average of $30,981 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $916 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy program in Flagstaff. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,872 per year, on average, for room and board at Flagstaff-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,892.
Many physical therapy graduates choose to work as physical therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Flagstaff, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,940 physical therapists in Arizona. Of these physical therapists, 100 were working in the greater Flagstaff area. Flagstaff's physical therapist workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Flagstaff is $68,400 per year, which is lower than the average for physical therapists state-wide.