With an overall population of 166,179 and a student population of 59,378, approximately 10,908 of Dayton students attend one of Dayton's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Dayton's largest physical therapy school is University of Dayton. Approximately 36 students graduated in 2010 from University of Dayton with credentials in physical therapy.
In 2010, 72 students graduated with a physical therapy degree from one of Dayton's physical therapy schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,690 per year in tuition costs.
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 $9,490 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 Dayton after graduating from physical therapy school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapists in Dayton, which is the most popular physical therapy profession, are good. In 2010, of the 7,650 physical therapists in Ohio, 470 were working in the greater Dayton area. The number of physical therapists in Dayton 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 Dayton, you can expect to make an average salary of $72,460 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physical therapists in the state.