Earning a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree is not easy. You need to devote a minimum of 4,200 hours, which includes classroom work, as well as laboratory and clinical experience. The first two years focus on anatomy and other sciences, while the last two years are centered around clinical experiences. Obtaining your degree is an expensive endeavor that can cost anywhere from $11,000 to $20,000 per trimester. However, there are more affordable options.
Cleveland Chiropractic College
Cleveland Chiropractic College is designed to allow you as much freedom as you need to pursue your chiropractic career. The college offers both standard and accelerated versions of its degree and certification programs, so you can choose your own pace, and potentially start your career months earlier than with other programs. Cleveland Chiropractic College also offers an accelerated Bachelor of Science in human biology, and an Associate of Arts in biological sciences. The Kansas City campus tuition is $7,332 per trimester, as of 2010, while the Los Angeles campus tuition is $8112 per trimester.
Kansas City Campus 10850 Lowell Avenue Overland Park, Kansas 66210 (913) 234-0600 clevelandchiropractic.edu/
Western States Chiropractic College
Located in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon, Western States Chiropractic College is a private, not-for-profit institution that features a low faculty-to-student ratio and a modern campus. With an open admission policy and affordable tuition, Western States Chiropractic College is an obvious choice for anyone considering a career in this field. The college also sponsors research into new chiropractic techniques, as well as programs for post-graduate education. Tuition is $7,400 per trimester, as of 2010.
900 NE 132nd Avenue Portland, OR 97230 (800) 641-5641 wschiro.edu
Given its reputation for excellence, Logan University is a great choice. You will begin with your chiropractic studies in your very first trimester, choosing one of 13 different adjusting techniques. Logan has nine St. Louis area clinics in which students practice what they’ve learned in a practical setting. Classrooms are high-tech and feature stadium-style seating and ergonomic chairs. Over 7,000 chiropractors have graduated from Logan, and currently enjoy successful practices all over the world. Tuition is $7,438 per trimester, as of 2010.
1851 Schoettler Road ? Chesterfield, MO 63017-5529 ?? (800) 782-3344 logan.edu
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