With an overall population of 15,345 and a student population of 4,237, approximately 4,237 of Great Bend students attend one of Great Bend's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy schools in Great Bend, the largest physical therapy school, by student population, is Barton County Community College. In 2010, Barton County Community College graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in physical therapy.
Tuition in 2009 at Great Bend's physical therapy schools was $14,006 per year for instate students and $14,552 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,036 for physical therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,341 per year, on average, for room and board at Great Bend-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,665.
If you decide to work as a physical therapist in Great Bend, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,850 physical therapists in Kansas, 370 were working in the greater Great Bend area. The number of physical therapists in Great Bend is expected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Great Bend is $72,830 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for physical therapists.