Occupational Therapy in Kansas

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Schools Offering Occupational Therapy Programs in Kansas


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Kansas graduates receive degrees in occupational therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 78 occupational therapists graduate from Kansas' 4 occupational therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kansas with a occupational therapy program is Newman University, which is located in Wichita. In 2010, it was ranked 47th nationwide. 18 students graduated with a degree in occupational therapy from Newman University in 2010. Students at Newman University paid $20,712 per year in tuition fees.

University of Kansas, which was ranked 63rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Kansas that has a occupational therapy program. It is located in Lawrence. In 2010, 60 students graduated from University of Kansas occupational therapy program. Students at University of Kansas paid $8,733 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Kansas with a occupational therapy program is Barton County Community College, which is located in Great Bend. In 2010, it was ranked 80th nationwide. Tuition at Barton County Community College was $2,544 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Kansas occupational therapy school, average tuition will be $10,408 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,544 per year to $20,712 per year. In 2010, the occupational therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Kansas were:

  1. Newman University - located in Wichita, students are charged $20,712 per year
  2. Brown Mackie College-Kansas City - located in Shawnee Mission, students are charged $9,643 per year
  3. University of Kansas - located in Lawrence, students are charged $8,733 per year

The occupational therapy schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Kansas were:

  1. Barton County Community College - located in Great Bend, students are charged $2,544 per year
  2. University of Kansas - located in Lawrence, students are charged $8,733 per year
  3. Brown Mackie College-Kansas City - located in Shawnee Mission, students are charged $9,643 per year

An occupational therapy degree from a Kansas school... what next?

A large number of Kansas occupational therapy graduates become occupational therapists. 940 occupational therapists were working in Kansas in 2010. The largest populations of Kansas occupational therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Butler County - 190 occupational therapists
  2. Jackson County - 170 occupational therapists
  3. Allen County - 130 occupational therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of occupational therapists in Kansas will grow by 22%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,400 occupational therapists working in Kansas.

Salary

An occupational therapist in Kansas makes an average of $72,490 per year. However, this number is only an average. occupational therapists in Kansas had varying salaries from $45,560 to $100,410 per year in 2010. On average an occupational therapist earns the most in the following Kansas counties:

  1. Butler County - $77,420 per year
  2. Geary County - $72,960 per year
  3. Allen County - $72,300 per year

The following counties in Kansas have the lowest average salaries for occupational therapists:

  1. Jackson County - $70,030 per year
  2. Douglas County - $71,500 per year
  3. Allen County - $72,300 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Kansas statistics regarding a career in occupational therapy. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as clinical psychology or occupational therapy.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Occupational Therapy in Kansas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy in Kansas
  • Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy in Kansas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,508 miles from location University of Kansas Lawrence KS 37.0315 45% 29,242
6,697 miles from location Barton County Community College Great Bend KS 20.0068 n/a 4,237
6,628 miles from location Newman University Wichita KS 53.2302 19% 2,557
6,479 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Kansas City Shawnee Mission KS 8.62909 n/a 515
 

Curious what studying Occupational Therapy gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Kansas

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Occupational Therapists + 940 $72,490 5.6%
2
Occupational Therapy Assistants + 220 $52,220 -4.3%
3
Occupational Therapy Aides + 40 $30,880
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are occupational therapy related jobs in Kansas