Newark has a total population of 28,547 and a student population of 28,560. Of these students, 21,138 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy schools in Newark, the largest physical therapy school, by student population, is University of Delaware. Approximately 30 students graduated in 2010 from University of Delaware with credentials in physical therapy.
In 2010, 30 students graduated with a physical therapy degree in Newark. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,094 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Newark physical therapy schools was an average of $34,794 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for physical therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Newark-based physical therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $9,066 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,786.
If you plan on staying in Newark after graduating from physical therapy school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapists in Newark, which is the most popular physical therapy profession, are good. There were 550 physical therapists working in Delaware and 520 working in the greater Newark area in 2010. The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Newark will increase by 29% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
As a physical therapist in Newark, you can expect to make an average salary of $79,090 per year. This is higher than the average salary for physical therapists in the state.