Rochester has a total population of 219,773 and a student population of 56,798. Of these students, 3,307 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy schools in Rochester, the largest physical therapy school, by student population, is Nazareth College. In 2010, Nazareth College graduated approximately 40 students from its physical therapy program.
A reported 40 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy in Rochester in 2010. In 2009 tuition at physical therapy schools in Rochester was $25,286 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for physical therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,404 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $30,686.
Many physical therapy graduates choose to work as physical therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Rochester, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 13,770 physical therapists in New York, 740 were working in the greater Rochester area. The number of physical therapists in Rochester is expected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Rochester is $65,560 per year, which is lower than the average for physical therapists state-wide.