With an overall population of 711,470 and a student population of 105,745, approximately 55,014 of Columbus students attend one of Columbus's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
The largest physical therapy school in Columbus, by student population, is Ohio State University-Main Campus. In 2010, Ohio State University-Main Campus graduated approximately 31 students from its physical therapy program.
A reported 31 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy in Columbus in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Columbus's physical therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $24,159 per year in instate tuition and $37,731 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,440 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy program in Columbus. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,468 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Columbus after graduating from physical therapy school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapists in Columbus, which is the most popular physical therapy profession, are good. In 2010, of the 7,650 physical therapists in Ohio, 1,250 were working in the greater Columbus area. The number of physical therapists in Columbus is expected to increase by 23% 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 Columbus is $71,870 per year, which is lower than the average for physical therapists state-wide.