With an overall population of 76,415 and a student population of 13,032, approximately 5,811 of Scranton students attend one of Scranton's schools that offer physical therapy programs.
The largest physical therapy school in Scranton, by student population, is University of Scranton. Approximately 37 students graduated in 2010 from University of Scranton with credentials in physical therapy.
A reported 37 students graduated with credentials in physical therapy in Scranton in 2010. In 2009 tuition at physical therapy schools in Scranton was $33,124 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,150 for physical therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,440 per year, on average, for room and board at Scranton-based physical therapy schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $38,574.
After graduating with your credentials in physical therapy, if you decide to work as a physical therapist in Scranton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 9,600 physical therapists in Pennsylvania, 430 were working in the greater Scranton area. The number of physical therapists in Scranton is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
As a physical therapist in Scranton, you can expect to make an average salary of $70,250 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physical therapists in the state.