Allendale has a general population of 11,555 and an overall student population of 24,408. Approximately 24,408 of Allendale's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Grand Valley State University is the largest occupational therapy school in Allendale, based on student population. In 2010, Grand Valley State University graduated approximately 17 students with credentials in occupational therapy.
A total of 17 students graduated with credentials in occupational therapy from occupational therapy schools in Allendale in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Allendale's occupational therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,480 per year in instate tuition and $23,794 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for occupational therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Allendale-based occupational therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $7,478 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,460.
If you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Allendale, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 78 occupational therapists in Michigan were working in the greater Allendale area. The government projects that the number of occupational therapists in Allendale will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for occupational therapists.
As an occupational therapist in Allendale, you can expect to make an average salary of $58,550 per year. This is lower than the average salary for occupational therapists in the state.