Wichita has a general population of 344,284 and an overall student population of 24,136. Approximately 14,601 of Wichita's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Wichita's largest physical therapy school is Wichita State University. In 2010, Wichita State University graduated approximately 31 students from its physical therapy program.
A reported 31 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy in Wichita in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Wichita's physical therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,051 per year in instate tuition and $23,085 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $950 for physical therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,350 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in physical therapy, if you decide to work as a physical therapist in Wichita, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,850 physical therapists in Kansas, 340 were working in the greater Wichita area. Wichita's physical therapist workforce is projected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Wichita is $76,450 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for physical therapists.