Jonesboro has a general population of 55,515 and an overall student population of 12,156. Approximately 12,156 of Jonesboro's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Arkansas State University-Main Campus is the largest physical therapy school in Jonesboro, based on student population. In 2010, Arkansas State University-Main Campus graduated approximately 13 students from its physical therapy program.
In 2010, 13 students graduated with a physical therapy degree from one of Jonesboro's physical therapy schools. Tuition in 2009 at Jonesboro's physical therapy schools was $17,226 per year for instate students and $25,146 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for physical therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,856 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,970.
After graduating with your credentials in physical therapy, if you decide to work as a physical therapist in Jonesboro, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,780 physical therapists in Arkansas, 120 were working in the greater Jonesboro area. The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Jonesboro will increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Jonesboro is $71,420 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for physical therapists.