Evanston has a general population of 74,239 and an overall student population of 20,444. Approximately 19,853 of Evanston's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Northwestern University is the largest physical therapy school in Evanston, based on student population. In 2010, Northwestern University graduated approximately 69 students with credentials in physical therapy.
A total of 69 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy from physical therapy schools in Evanston in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $38,463 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,685 for physical therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,703 per year, on average, for room and board at Evanston-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $42,864.
After graduating with your credentials in physical therapy, if you decide to work as a physical therapist in Evanston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 physical therapists in Illinois were working in the greater Evanston area. Evanston's physical therapist workforce is projected to increase by 29% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Evanston is $79,950 per year, which is higher than the average for physical therapists state-wide.