With an overall population of 197,800 and a student population of 38,883, approximately 16,944 of Grand Rapids students attend one of Grand Rapids's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
The largest physical therapy school in Grand Rapids, by student population, is Grand Rapids Community College. In 2010, Grand Rapids Community College graduated approximately 8 students from its physical therapy program.
A total of 8 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy from physical therapy schools in Grand Rapids in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,308 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,524 for physical therapy related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a physical therapist in Grand Rapids, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 16 physical therapists in Michigan were working in the greater Grand Rapids area. By the year 2018, the number of physical therapists is expected to increase by 26% in Grand Rapids. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
As a physical therapist in Grand Rapids, you can expect to make an average salary of $71,050 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physical therapists in the state.