Detroit has a total population of 951,270 and a student population of 65,306. Of these students, 31,786 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy schools in Detroit, the largest physical therapy school, by student population, is Wayne State University. In 2010, Wayne State University graduated approximately 31 students with credentials in physical therapy.
A total of 31 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy from physical therapy schools in Detroit in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Detroit's physical therapy schools was $19,115 per year for instate students and $28,884 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $972 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy program in Detroit. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,210 per year, on average, for room and board at Detroit-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,025.
After graduating with your credentials in physical therapy, if you decide to work as a physical therapist in Detroit, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 physical therapists in Michigan were working in the greater Detroit area. By the year 2018, the number of physical therapists is expected to increase by 26% in Detroit. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Detroit is $74,450 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for physical therapists.