With an overall population of 112,936 and a student population of 20,393, approximately 5,800 of Peoria students attend one of Peoria's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Bradley University is the largest physical therapy school in Peoria, based on student population. Approximately 20 students graduated in 2010 from Bradley University with credentials in physical therapy.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a physical therapy degree in Peoria. If you decide to attend a physical therapy school in Peoria, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,224.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for physical therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,650 per year, on average, for room and board at Peoria-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Peoria after graduating from physical therapy school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapists in Peoria, which is the most popular physical therapy profession, are good. In 2010, of the 7,410 physical therapists in Illinois, 220 were working in the greater Peoria area. By the year 2018, the number of physical therapists is expected to increase by 29% in Peoria. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
As a physical therapist in Peoria, you can expect to make an average salary of $64,820 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physical therapists in the state.