Physical Therapy in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Minnesota


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Minnesota graduates receive degrees in physical therapy. Thus, Minnesota's 5 physical therapy schools put out approximately 185 physical therapists each year.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a physical therapy program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 50 students graduated from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities' physical therapy program. Students at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities paid $12,288 per year in tuition fees.

The College of Saint Scholastica, which is located in Duluth, is the second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a physical therapy program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, The College of Saint Scholastica graduated 58 students from its physical therapy program. The College of Saint Scholastica charged in-state students $28,374 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota with a physical therapy program is St. Catherine University, which is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, it was ranked 71st nationwide. 45 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from St. Catherine University in 2010. St. Catherine University charged in-state students $30,168 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Minnesota physical therapy school, average tuition will be $19,384 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $12,288 per year to $30,168 per year. In 2010, the following Minnesota physical therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. St. Catherine University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,168 per year
  2. The College of Saint Scholastica - located in Duluth, students are charged $28,374 per year
  3. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - located in Winona, students are charged $26,090 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Minnesota physical therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $12,288 per year
  2. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - located in Winona, students are charged $26,090 per year
  3. The College of Saint Scholastica - located in Duluth, students are charged $28,374 per year

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

A large number of Minnesota physical therapy graduates become physical therapists. 3,310 physical therapists were working in Minnesota in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Minnesota physical therapists:

  1. Anoka County - 1,950 physical therapists
  2. Becker County - 280 physical therapists
  3. Dodge County - 250 physical therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of physical therapists in the state of Minnesota will grow to 3,810. This would require a 20% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, physical therapists earn $69,760 per year. However, Minnesota physical therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $30,570 per year to more than $96,060 per year in 2010. A physical therapist in the following Minnesota counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Dodge County - $77,180 per year
  2. Big Stone County - $73,220 per year
  3. Benton County - $71,430 per year

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

  1. Anoka County - $68,490 per year
  2. Becker County - $68,510 per year
  3. Aitkin County - $69,100 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Minnesota 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 Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in Minnesota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,383 miles from location University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis MN 86.0842 32% 51,659
6,309 miles from location Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona MN 27.8242 32% 5,565
6,381 miles from location St. Catherine University Saint Paul MN 28.6143 29% 5,277
6,324 miles from location The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth MN 67.6951 34% 3,746
6,348 miles from location Mayo School of Health Sciences Rochester MN 1.88728 n/a 270
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physical Therapists + 3,310 $69,760 -5.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy related jobs in Minnesota