El Paso has a general population of 563,662 and an overall student population of 54,081. Approximately 21,011 of El Paso's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy schools in El Paso, the largest physical therapy school, by student population, is The University of Texas at El Paso. In 2010, The University of Texas at El Paso graduated approximately 20 students from its physical therapy program.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a physical therapy degree from one of El Paso's physical therapy schools. Tuition in 2009 at El Paso's physical therapy schools was $19,115 per year for instate students and $27,475 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,064 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy program in El Paso. And if you live on campus at one of the El Paso-based physical therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $4,203 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,771.
If you plan on staying in El Paso after graduating from physical therapy school, you should know that job prospects for physical therapists in El Paso, which is the most popular physical therapy profession, are good. In 2010, there were 11,880 physical therapists in Texas. Of these physical therapists, 300 were working in the greater El Paso area. The number of physical therapists in El Paso is expected to increase by 36% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in El Paso is $88,790 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for physical therapists.