Slippery Rock has a total population of 3,068 and a student population of 8,648. Of these students, 8,648 are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is the largest physical therapy school in Slippery Rock, based on student population. Approximately 46 students graduated in 2010 from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with credentials in physical therapy.
In 2010, 46 students graduated with a physical therapy degree in Slippery Rock. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,032 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Slippery Rock physical therapy schools was an average of $21,913 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,363 for physical therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Slippery Rock-based physical therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $8,554 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Slippery Rock after graduating from physical therapy school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapists in Slippery Rock, which is the most popular physical therapy profession, are good. There were 9,600 physical therapists working in Pennsylvania and 2,090 working in the greater Slippery Rock area in 2010. The number of physical therapists in Slippery Rock 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 Slippery Rock, you can expect to make an average salary of $77,120 per year. This is higher than the average salary for physical therapists in the state.