Palmer College of Chiropractic holds the distinct reputation of being the first school of chiropractic in the world. Established in 1897 by Daniel David Palmer, his son Bartlett Joshua Palmer was also instrumental in laying the foundation for what the college is today. Located in Davenport, Iowa, the college has, for many years, served as the largest chiropractic school in the world. A great number of chiropractic schools were founded by graduates of Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Today, Palmer offers five-year Doctor of Chiropractic programs to its students and operates satellite campuses in Port Orange, Florida, which opened in 2002, and San Jose, California which was established in 1980. Palmer College also grants Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s degrees in the field of science and Associate degrees in chiropractic technology. Palmer’s main campus in Davenport and its two branch campuses are governed by a single Board of Trustees.
Cost of tuition and fees for academic year 2009-2010 is US$2,375 per term for fulltime students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours. Those taking up less then 14 credit hours or more than 22 credit hours will be charged per credit hour tuition rate of US$178. Apart from tuition, cost of attendance also may also include non-refundable fees like application fee of US$50; duplicate diploma fee of US$35; per trimester lab fee of US$35; or payment of delinquent tuition of up to US$50.
To help defray cost of attendance, the college extends financial aid in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and student employment. On-campus housing is not available at the Palmer College of Chiropractic.
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