Albuquerque has a total population of 448,607 and a student population of 58,195. Of these students, 27,241 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy schools in Albuquerque, the largest physical therapy school, by student population, is University of New Mexico-Main Campus. In 2010, University of New Mexico-Main Campus graduated approximately 20 students with credentials in physical therapy.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a physical therapy degree from one of Albuquerque's physical therapy schools. If you decide to attend one of Albuquerque's physical therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,197 per year in instate tuition and $29,350 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $920 for physical therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,738 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,451.
Many physical therapy graduates choose to work as physical therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Albuquerque, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 930 physical therapists in New Mexico, 530 were working in the greater Albuquerque area. The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Albuquerque will increase by 31% 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 Albuquerque is $68,310 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for physical therapists.