Physical Therapy in Colorado

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Colorado


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Colorado students graduate with degrees in physical therapy. Thus, Colorado's 2 physical therapy schools put out approximately 176 physical therapists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado that has a physical therapy program is Regis University. Regis University, which was ranked 35th in the country in 2010, is located in Denver. In 2010, Regis University graduated 121 students from its physical therapy program. Regis University charged in-state students $30,598 in tuition fees per year.

University of Colorado Denver, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Denver. 59 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from University of Colorado Denver in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Colorado Denver was $7,214 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Colorado's physical therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $18,906 per year, though tuition can range from $30,598 per year to $7,214 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Colorado physical therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Regis University - located in Denver, students are charged $30,598 per year
  2. University of Colorado Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $7,214 per year

The physical therapy schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Colorado were:

  1. University of Colorado Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $7,214 per year
  2. Regis University - located in Denver, students are charged $30,598 per year

A physical therapy degree from a Colorado school... what next?

Most people who graduate from physical therapy school in Colorado go on to work as a physical therapist. In 2010, there were 3,390 physical therapists working in Colorado. In Colorado, the largest numbers of physical therapists work in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 1,540 physical therapists
  2. El Paso County - 460 physical therapists
  3. Boulder County - 390 physical therapists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of physical therapists is expected to grow by 27% by 2018. There are projected to be 4,600 physical therapists working in the Colorado then.

Salary

A physical therapist in Colorado makes an average of $71,920 per year. However, this number is only an average. physical therapists in Colorado had varying salaries from $32,660 to $134,330 per year in 2010. The counties in Colorado with the highest average salary for a physical therapist are:

  1. Pueblo County - $82,790 per year
  2. Alamosa County - $79,000 per year
  3. Adams County - $74,330 per year

The following counties in Colorado have the lowest average salaries for physical therapists:

  1. Eagle County - $61,950 per year
  2. Weld County - $66,230 per year
  3. Boulder County - $67,410 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in physical therapy and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as physical therapy assisting or sports medicine.

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

  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,018 miles from location University of Colorado Denver Denver CO 28.3942 41% 23,715
7,020 miles from location Regis University Denver CO 64.6884 24% 10,874
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physical Therapists + 3,390 $71,920 -1.2%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy related jobs in Colorado