Durham has a total population of 187,035 and a student population of 29,266. Of these students, 14,350 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
The largest physical therapy school in Durham, by student population, is Duke University. In 2010, approximately 50 students graduated from the Physical Therapy program at Duke University.
A total of 50 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy from physical therapy schools in Durham in 2010. If you decide to attend a physical therapy school in Durham, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $38,741.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,230 for physical therapy related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,154 per year, on average, for room and board at Durham-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a physical therapist in Durham, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 10 physical therapists in North Carolina were working in the greater Durham area. Durham's physical therapist workforce is projected to increase by 24% 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 Durham is $71,420 per year, which is lower than the average for physical therapists state-wide.