Physical Therapy in Connecticut

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Connecticut


Around 0.2% of Connecticut's graduates graduate from physical therapy degree programs every year. Thus, Connecticut's 4 physical therapy schools put out approximately 131 physical therapists each year.

Top Schools

University of Connecticut, which was ranked 19th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Connecticut that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Storrs Mansfield. In 2010, 10 students graduated from University of Connecticut's physical therapy program. Tuition at University of Connecticut was $10,416 per year.

Quinnipiac University, which was ranked 31st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Connecticut that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Hamden. In 2010, Quinnipiac University graduated 52 students from its physical therapy program. Tuition at Quinnipiac University was $34,250 per year.

Sacred Heart University, which was ranked 31st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Connecticut that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Bridgeport. In 2010, Sacred Heart University graduated 47 students from its physical therapy programs. The tuition rate at Sacred Heart University was $31,440 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Connecticut's physical therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $26,490 per year, though tuition can range from $34,250 per year to $10,416 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Connecticut physical therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Quinnipiac University - located in Hamden, students are charged $34,250 per year
  2. Sacred Heart University - located in Bridgeport, students are charged $31,440 per year
  3. University of Hartford - located in W Hartford, students are charged $29,852 per year

The following Connecticut physical therapy schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of Connecticut - located in Storrs Mansfield, students are charged $10,416 per year
  2. University of Hartford - located in W Hartford, students are charged $29,852 per year
  3. Sacred Heart University - located in Bridgeport, students are charged $31,440 per year

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

The highest percentage of physical therapy graduates in Connecticut pursue careers as a physical therapist. If you decide to work as a physical therapist in Connecticut, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,420 Connecticut physical therapists as of 2010. The largest populations of Connecticut physical therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Hartford County - 1,340 physical therapists
  2. Fairfield County - 900 physical therapists
  3. Middlesex County - 630 physical therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Connecticut will grow by 17%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 4,380 physical therapists working in Connecticut.

Salary

A physical therapist in Connecticut earns $81,790 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. physical therapists in Connecticut had varying salaries from $52,630 to $136,570 per year in 2010. The following counties in Connecticut have the highest average salaries for physical therapists:

  1. Fairfield County - $86,355 per year
  2. Litchfield County - $82,585 per year
  3. Windham County - $80,780 per year

On average, physical therapists earns the least in the following Connecticut counties:

  1. Middlesex County - $74,990 per year
  2. New London County - $78,040 per year
  3. Hartford County - $78,690 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Connecticut 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.

  • Master's Degree in Physical Therapy in Connecticut
  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in Connecticut

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,316 miles from location University of Connecticut Storrs Mansfield CT 81.1342 29% 25,029
5,343 miles from location Quinnipiac University Hamden CT 68.9993 17% 7,758
5,340 miles from location University of Hartford W Hartford CT 29.8145 15% 7,212
5,358 miles from location Sacred Heart University Bridgeport CT 30.6854 20% 6,023
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physical Therapists + 3,420 $81,790 20.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy related jobs in Connecticut