Dekalb's largest physical therapy school is Northern Illinois University. In 2010, Northern Illinois University graduated approximately 36 students from its physical therapy program.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a physical therapy degree from one of Dekalb's physical therapy schools. If you decide to attend one of Dekalb's physical therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $22,700 per year in instate tuition and $30,444 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy program in Dekalb. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,588 per year, on average, for room and board at Dekalb-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many physical therapy graduates choose to work as physical therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Dekalb, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Dekalb will increase by 29% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.