Stony Brook has a general population of 13,727 and an overall student population of 24,681. Approximately 24,681 of Stony Brook's students are enrolled in schools that offer occupational therapy programs.
Stony Brook University is the largest occupational therapy school in Stony Brook, based on student population. In 2010, Stony Brook University graduated approximately 32 students with credentials in occupational therapy.
In 2010, 32 students graduated with an occupational therapy degree in Stony Brook. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,770 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Stony Brook occupational therapy schools was an average of $26,670 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for occupational therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,590 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $14,148.
If you plan on staying in Stony Brook after graduating from occupational therapy school, you should know that job prospects for occupational therapists in Stony Brook, which is the most popular occupational therapy profession, are good. In 2010, of the 7,570 occupational therapists in New York, 990 were working in the greater Stony Brook area. The government projects that the number of occupational therapists in Stony Brook will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for occupational therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an occupational therapist in Stony Brook is $71,430 per year, which is higher than the average for occupational therapists state-wide.