Morgantown has a general population of 26,809 and an overall student population of 29,251. Approximately 28,898 of Morgantown's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
Of the 1 physical therapy schools in Morgantown, the largest physical therapy school, by student population, is West Virginia University. In 2010, West Virginia University graduated approximately 33 students with credentials in physical therapy.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a physical therapy degree in Morgantown. Tuition in 2009 at Morgantown's physical therapy schools was $16,034 per year for instate students and $27,132 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,178 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a physical therapy program in Morgantown. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many physical therapy graduates choose to work as physical therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Morgantown, your job prospects are good. There were 950 physical therapists working in West Virginia and 130 working in the greater Morgantown area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of physical therapists is expected to increase by 18% in Morgantown. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a physical therapist in Morgantown is $70,870 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for physical therapists.