With an overall population of 9,143 and a student population of 3,716, approximately 3,716 of Bolivar students attend one of Bolivar's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Southwest Baptist University is the largest physical therapy school in Bolivar, based on student population. Approximately 40 students graduated in 2010 from Southwest Baptist University with credentials in physical therapy.
A total of 40 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy from physical therapy schools in Bolivar in 2010. In 2009 tuition at physical therapy schools in Bolivar was $16,530 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for physical therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bolivar-based physical therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $5,470 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,530.
After graduating with your credentials in physical therapy, if you decide to work as a physical therapist in Bolivar, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,240 physical therapists in Missouri, 430 were working in the greater Bolivar area. The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Bolivar will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Bolivar is $79,630 per year, which is higher than the average for physical therapists state-wide.