Evanston, IL (population: 78,672) has one physical therapy school within its city limits. Northwestern University has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois.
Physical Therapy students from Evanston schools who go on to become physical therapists, PTs, exercise physiologists, physical therapy assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 174,490 people working as physical therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,220. Also, Physical therapist aides make on average $24,990 per year and there are about 44,160 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,800 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $24,550. Physical therapists in this area earn $81,820/yr and there are 5,200 employed.
Evanston lies in Cook county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Evanston are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University ends up costing a student $28,371/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Evanston|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||10.9 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||11.4 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||12.2 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||12.3 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||12.9 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||15.1 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||19.0 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||21.9 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||22.8 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||23.1 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||23.6 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||24.2 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||24.3 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||27.0 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||27.2 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||30.6 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||31.1 miles|