Chapel Hill has a total population of 48,715 and a student population of 29,104. Of these students, 28,916 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
The largest physical therapy school in Chapel Hill, by student population, is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Approximately 40 students graduated in 2010 from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with credentials in physical therapy.
A total of 40 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy from physical therapy schools in Chapel Hill in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Chapel Hill's physical therapy schools was $17,851 per year for instate students and $35,739 per year for out of state students.
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, you will face an additional expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board at Chapel Hill-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,753.
If you plan on staying in Chapel Hill after graduating from physical therapy school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapists in Chapel Hill, which is the most popular physical therapy profession, are good. In 2010, of the 4,550 physical therapists in North Carolina, 450 were working in the greater Chapel Hill area. The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Chapel Hill will increase by 24% 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 Chapel Hill is $71,420 per year, which is lower than the average for physical therapists state-wide.