Ypsilanti has a general population of 22,362 and an overall student population of 22,893. Approximately 22,893 of Ypsilanti's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Ypsilanti's largest occupational therapy school is Eastern Michigan University. In 2010, Eastern Michigan University graduated approximately 34 students from its occupational therapy program.
In 2010, 34 students graduated with an occupational therapy degree in Ypsilanti. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,114 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ypsilanti occupational therapy schools was an average of $33,019 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a occupational therapy program in Ypsilanti. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,785 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,428.
After graduating with your credentials in occupational therapy, if you decide to work as an occupational therapist in Ypsilanti, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 4,290 occupational therapists in Michigan. Of these occupational therapists, 230 were working in the greater Ypsilanti area. The government projects that the number of occupational therapists in Ypsilanti 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 Ypsilanti, you can expect to make an average salary of $60,910 per year. This is lower than the average salary for occupational therapists in the state.