Akron has a general population of 217,074 and an overall student population of 27,666. Approximately 25,959 of Akron's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy schools in Akron, the largest physical therapy school, by student population, is University of Akron Main Campus. Approximately 16 students graduated in 2010 from University of Akron Main Campus with credentials in physical therapy.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a physical therapy degree in Akron. If you decide to attend one of Akron's physical therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,869 per year in instate tuition and $30,117 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy program in Akron. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,697 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,718.
Many physical therapy graduates choose to work as physical therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Akron, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 physical therapists in Ohio were working in the greater Akron area. The number of physical therapists in Akron is expected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
As a physical therapist in Akron, you can expect to make an average salary of $77,090 per year. This is higher than the average salary for physical therapists in the state.