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How Much Does Chiropractor School Cost?

 
average costLicensing: $100-$300high costGraduate Degree: $70,000-$105,000+
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Chiropractic doctors are trained to diagnose and treat health problems in the body's musculoskeletal system. They care for patients by making adjustments to the spine, neck and other parts of the body, which can relieve a wide variety of ailments from back pain to headaches. Chiropractors undergo extensive coursework in anatomy and physiology. They must attain clinical experience treating patients before taking the licensing exam and meeting state requirements to practice chiropractic care.

Typical costs:

  • A graduate degree from a chiropractic college costs $70,000-$105,000 for tuition. Chiropractic colleges are typically private rather than state-funded. A Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College[1] , in Kansas City or Los Angeles, costs $91,500 and the programs take 10-12 trimesters. The Sherman College of Chiropractic[2] in Spartanburg, S.C., costs $6,445 per quarter for 14 quarters total, or $90,230 total.
  • Education requirements[3] for admission to a chiropractic college include a four-year undergraduate degree in pre-medicine and four to five years of graduate coursework at a chiropractic college. The education requirements are similar to studies of medical doctors, with advanced coursework in anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and public health. One year of clinical experience is usually required as part of chiropractic school. An undergraduate college degree averages $5,000 per year at a state college to $20,000 per year at a private college. For example, tuition at the University of Rochester[4] in New York costs $28,000 per year, with an additional $2,200 in mandatory fees for all full-time students.
  • Licensing requirements for chiropractors vary by state, but an initial license typically costs $100-$300. The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners[5] provides links to each state's chiropractic licensing agency. For example, in California[6] , an application costs $100, the initial license costs $100 and the renewal fee costs $250 annually. In Iowa, the license fee is $270 and the bi-annual renewal fee is $120.
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What should be included:
  • Chiropractic education should cover topics on the NBCE licensing exam[7] , like general and spinal anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pathology, and microbiology. Students should learn general diagnostic techniques, like how to use imaging equipment, and obtain clinical as well as classroom experience.
Additional costs:
  • Living expense, books, and fees at a chiropractic college cost an additional to $15,000-$25,000 per year. At Palmer College of Chiropractic[8] in Davenport, IA, books and equipment can cost $1,575 per year, while living expenses[9] like room, board, and transportation cost $18,285 per year. Extra costs at the University of Bridgeport[10] in Bridgeport, CT, include $13,000-$16,000 per year for room and board and $75-$150 per class for books[11] , or $1,350-$2,700 per year.
  • Most states require chiropractors to complete yearly continuing education courses to renew a license. For instance, Planet Chiropractic[12] lists seminars that cost $200-$400 for a weekend conference. The University of Western States offers a two-hour course for $50. Each state chiropractic board[13] has specific rules on what qualifies for its continuing education requirements.
Discounts:
  • Chiropractic scholarships from specific colleges and other organizations are available to students that meet set criteria. The Sherman College of Chiropractic[14] awards scholarships of $300 to $500 per semester to qualifying students. The American Chiropractic Association[15] offers scholarships of $1,000-$2,500 each year.
Shopping for chiropractor school:
  • The American Chiropractic Association has a list of chiropractic colleges[16] that are accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education.
  • The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners gives additional information on the licensing test[17] for chiropractors, which includes optional sections in physiotherapy and acupuncture.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics explains education and licensure requirements[18] as well as the job outlook for chiropractors.
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Cost of Chiropractic Education
Amount: $200,000.00
Posted by: a user in Seneca Falls, NY.Posted: March 9th, 2014 11:03AM
The amount you have listed is grossly erroneous.
The cost is up above 200,000 currently.
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Posted by: Ms. Perceptive in Cranberry Twp, PA.Posted: October 1st, 2013 03:10PM
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My experience.I was charged for doctor's visits without my knowlege.Please check your billing statements.If you desire.I never was treated so unkind,and than treated as if this clinic was like the (movie Dr,Jeckeyl and Mr. Hyde.Their are many issues with my experience I cannot mention.My experience.I am requesting a total refund !
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  2.  www.sherman.edu/future-students/tuition-fees.asp
  3.  www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=746
  4.  www.rochester.edu/college/premed/tuition.html
  5.  www.nbce.org/links/state-boards.html
  6.  www.chiro.ca.gov
  7.  www.nbce.org/written/overview.html
  8.  www.palmer.edu/TuitionDC/
  9.  www.palmer.edu/FinancialAid/
  10.  www.bridgeport.edu/admissions/healthsciences/tuitionandfinaid/tuitionandfees
  11.  www.bridgeport.edu/life/orientation/faq.aspx#Book_Q3
  12.  www.planetc1.com/cgi-bin/suite/calendar/e.cgi
  13.  www.nbce.org/links/state-boards.html
  14.  www.sherman.edu/future-students/scholarships.asp
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  16.  www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=32
  17.  www.nbce.org/written/overview.html
  18.  www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Chiropractors.htm
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