Physical Therapy in Illinois

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Illinois receive physical therapy degrees every year. Thus, Illinois' 9 physical therapy schools put out approximately 286 physical therapists each year.

Top Schools

Northwestern University, which was ranked 7th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Evanston. 69 students graduated with a degree in physical therapy from Northwestern University in 2010. Tuition at Northwestern University was $40,223 per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois with a physical therapy program is University of Illinois at Chicago, which is located in Chicago. In 2010, it was ranked 29th nationwide. 36 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. Students at University of Illinois at Chicago paid $12,053 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a physical therapy program is Bradley University. Bradley University, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Peoria. 20 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from Bradley University in 2010. The tuition rate at Bradley University was $25,424 per year.

Cost

Physical therapy schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $13,500 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $40,223 per year, or as little as $8,752 per year. The Illinois physical therapy schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, students are charged $40,223 per year
  2. Bradley University - located in Peoria, students are charged $25,424 per year
  3. Trinity International University - located in Deerfield, students are charged $23,370 per year

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

  1. Chicago State University - located in Chicago, students are charged $8,752 per year
  2. Northern Illinois University - located in Dekalb, students are charged $11,676 per year
  3. University of Illinois at Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $12,053 per year

A physical therapy degree from an Illinois school... what next?

The highest percentage of physical therapy graduates in Illinois pursue careers as a physical therapist. 8,130 physical therapists were working in Illinois in 2010. The largest populations of Illinois physical therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 5,590 physical therapists
  2. Lake County - 490 physical therapists
  3. Marshall County - 220 physical therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Illinois will grow by 29%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 9,570 physical therapists working in Illinois.

Salary

On average, physical therapists earn $79,070 per year. But, salaries for physical therapists can vary. In 2010, physical therapists made as little as less than $31,970 per year or as much as more than $118,170 per year in Illinois. A physical therapist in the following Illinois counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Macon County - $88,140 per year
  2. Champaign County - $82,480 per year
  3. Adams County - $81,960 per year

A physical therapist in the following counties in Illinois make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Marshall County - $67,500 per year
  2. Bureau County - $69,150 per year
  3. Menard County - $72,380 per year

More Information

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Physical Therapy in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,104 miles from location University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago IL 70.7646 34% 26,840
6,162 miles from location Northern Illinois University Dekalb IL 31.3806 29% 24,424
6,106 miles from location Northwestern University Evanston IL 92.7945 32% 19,853
6,102 miles from location Chicago State University Chicago IL 15.9923 34% 7,235
6,205 miles from location Bradley University Peoria IL 35.5501 24% 5,800
6,106 miles from location Governors State University Park Forest IL 1.76028 n/a 5,674
6,116 miles from location Trinity International University Deerfield IL 23.8112 42% 2,730
6,122 miles from location Midwestern University Downers Grove IL 0.403237 n/a 2,052
6,115 miles from location Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago IL 0.228893 n/a 1,915
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physical Therapists + 8,130 $79,070 26.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy related jobs in Illinois