La Crosse has a general population of 51,818 and an overall student population of 18,864. Approximately 10,009 of La Crosse's students are enrolled in schools that offer physical therapy programs.
La Crosse's largest physical therapy school is University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduated approximately 42 students with credentials in physical therapy.
In 2010, 42 students graduated with a physical therapy degree in La Crosse. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,219 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all La Crosse physical therapy schools was an average of $23,792 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $300 for physical therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the La Crosse-based physical therapy schools, you will have an added expense of $5,630 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a physical therapist in La Crosse, your job prospects are good. There were 4,520 physical therapists working in Wisconsin and 160 working in the greater La Crosse area in 2010. La Crosse's physical therapist workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for physical therapists.
As a physical therapist in La Crosse, you can expect to make an average salary of $73,350 per year. This is lower than the average salary for physical therapists in the state.