With an overall population of 25,946 and a student population of 27,472, approximately 27,247 of Mount Pleasant students attend one of Mount Pleasant's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Mount Pleasant's largest physical therapy school is Central Michigan University. In 2010, Central Michigan University graduated approximately 45 students from its physical therapy program.
In 2010, 45 students graduated with a physical therapy degree from one of Mount Pleasant's physical therapy schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,297 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Mount Pleasant physical therapy schools was an average of $33,797 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy program in Mount Pleasant. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,896 per year, on average, for room and board at Mount Pleasant-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Mount Pleasant after graduating from physical therapy school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapists in Mount Pleasant, which is the most popular physical therapy profession, are good. In 2010, of the 6,980 physical therapists in Michigan, 390 were working in the greater Mount Pleasant area. Mount Pleasant's physical therapist workforce is projected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Mount Pleasant is $70,290 per year, which is lower than the average for physical therapists state-wide.