Kansas City has a total population of 441,545 and a student population of 59,835. Of these students, 3,029 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Kansas City's largest physical therapy school is Rockhurst University. Approximately 38 students graduated in 2010 from Rockhurst University with credentials in physical therapy.
In 2010, 38 students graduated with a physical therapy degree from one of Kansas City's physical therapy schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,840 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy program in Kansas City. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,480 per year, on average, for room and board at Kansas City-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,818.
If you decide to work as a physical therapist in Kansas City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 4,240 physical therapists in Missouri. Of these physical therapists, 1,140 were working in the greater Kansas City area. The number of physical therapists in Kansas City is expected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
As a physical therapist in Kansas City, you can expect to make an average salary of $69,630 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physical therapists in the state.