Physical Therapy in Missouri

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Missouri

Each year, approximately 0.3% of Missouri graduates receive degrees in physical therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 585 physical therapists graduate from Missouri's 8 physical therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Missouri with a physical therapy program is Washington University in St Louis, which is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, it was ranked 53rd nationwide. 80 students graduated with a degree in physical therapy from Washington University in St Louis in 2010. Tuition at Washington University in St Louis was $40,369 per year.

The second-ranked school in Missouri with a physical therapy program is University of Missouri-Columbia, which is located in Columbia. In 2010, it was ranked 60th nationwide. In 2010, University of Missouri-Columbia graduated 56 students from its physical therapy program. The tuition rate at University of Missouri-Columbia was $8,501 per year.

The third-ranked school in Missouri that has a physical therapy program is Saint Louis University-Main Campus. Saint Louis University-Main Campus, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Louis. 94 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from Saint Louis University-Main Campus in 2010. Tuition at Saint Louis University-Main Campus was $32,656 per year.


Physical therapy schools in Missouri, charge students an average tuition of $19,292 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $40,369 per year, or as little as $6,276 per year. In 2010, the following Missouri physical therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  3. Rockhurst University - located in Kansas City, students are charged $27,340 per year

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

  1. Missouri State University - located in Springfield, students are charged $6,276 per year
  2. University of Missouri-Columbia - located in Columbia, students are charged $8,501 per year
  3. Southwest Baptist University - located in Bolivar, students are charged $17,280 per year

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

A large number of Missouri physical therapy graduates become physical therapists. Missouri had 4,140 physical therapists in 2010. The largest populations of Missouri physical therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Bond County - 2,190 physical therapists
  2. Franklin County - 1,140 physical therapists
  3. Christian County - 430 physical therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Missouri will grow by 19%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 5,060 physical therapists working in Missouri.


On average, physical therapists earn $70,040 per year. However, Missouri physical therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $43,120 per year to more than $99,840 per year in 2010. The counties in Missouri with the highest average salary for a physical therapist are:

  1. Adair County - $76,720 per year
  2. Christian County - $76,530 per year
  3. Alexander County - $73,560 per year

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

  1. Boone County - $65,260 per year
  2. Audrain County - $66,750 per year
  3. Bond County - $68,860 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physical therapy in Missouri and to compare salaries with various related fields such as physical therapy assisting or sports medicine, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,350 miles from location University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia MO 40.0709 41% 31,237
6,405 miles from location Missouri State University Springfield MO 35.1751 57% 20,371
6,237 miles from location Saint Louis University-Main Campus Saint Louis MO 35.9842 23% 16,317
6,242 miles from location Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis MO 47.1167 30% 13,575
6,411 miles from location Southwest Baptist University Bolivar MO 23.5388 31% 3,716
6,362 miles from location A T Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville MO 0.442487 n/a 3,702
6,252 miles from location Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis MO 30.1378 48% 3,534
6,470 miles from location Rockhurst University Kansas City MO 30.406 26% 3,029

Curious what studying Physical Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physical Therapists + 4,140 $70,040 24.3%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy related jobs in Missouri