With an overall population of 80,098 and a student population of 30,515, approximately 29,242 of Lawrence students attend one of Lawrence's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
The largest physical therapy school in Lawrence, by student population, is University of Kansas. In 2010, University of Kansas graduated approximately 46 students from its physical therapy program.
A reported 46 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy in Lawrence in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,156 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lawrence physical therapy schools was an average of $32,125 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy program in Lawrence. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,802 per year, on average, for room and board at Lawrence-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,354.
After graduating with your credentials in physical therapy, if you decide to work as a physical therapist in Lawrence, your job prospects are good. There were 1,850 physical therapists working in Kansas and 60 working in the greater Lawrence area in 2010. The number of physical therapists in Lawrence 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 Lawrence is $64,850 per year, which is lower than the average for physical therapists state-wide.