Physical Therapy in Nebraska

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Nebraska


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Nebraska receive physical therapy degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 109 physical therapists graduate from Nebraska's 5 physical therapy schools.

Top Schools

Creighton University, which was ranked 65th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Omaha. In 2010, Creighton University graduated 56 students from its physical therapy program. Students at Creighton University paid $30,578 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a physical therapy program is Concordia University. Concordia University, which was ranked 73rd in the country in 2010, is located in Seward. Students at Concordia University paid $22,115 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Nebraska that has a physical therapy program is Northeast Community College. Northeast Community College, which was ranked 75th in the country in 2010, is located in Norfolk. 11 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from Northeast Community College in 2010. Tuition at Northeast Community College was $2,612 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Nebraska's physical therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $11,469 per year, though tuition can range from $30,578 per year to $2,040 per year. In 2010, the physical therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Nebraska were:

  1. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year
  2. Concordia University - located in Seward, students are charged $22,115 per year
  3. Northeast Community College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $2,612 per year

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

  1. Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  2. Northeast Community College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $2,612 per year
  3. Concordia University - located in Seward, students are charged $22,115 per year

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

A large number of Nebraska physical therapy graduates become physical therapists. If you decide to work as a physical therapist in Nebraska, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,150 Nebraska physical therapists as of 2010. The Nebraska counties with the largest populations of physical therapists are:

  1. Harrison County - 650 physical therapists
  2. Lancaster County - 200 physical therapists
  3. Adams County - 130 physical therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Nebraska will grow by 28%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,800 physical therapists working in Nebraska.

Salary

On average, physical therapists earn $72,940 per year. However, Nebraska physical therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $45,390 per year to more than $120,870 per year in 2010. On average a physical therapist earns the most in the following Nebraska counties:

  1. Antelope County - $79,600 per year
  2. Arthur County - $78,950 per year
  3. Adams County - $77,200 per year

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

  1. Butler County - $69,210 per year
  2. Harrison County - $69,970 per year
  3. Lancaster County - $74,230 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physical therapy in Nebraska 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.

  • Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy in Nebraska
  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in Nebraska

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,534 miles from location Creighton University Omaha NE 34.7803 27% 7,385
6,604 miles from location Northeast Community College Norfolk NE 24.9689 n/a 5,205
6,536 miles from location University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha NE 4.71527 n/a 3,237
6,925 miles from location Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff NE 16.547 n/a 2,304
6,595 miles from location Concordia University Seward NE 26.8646 30% 1,717
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physical Therapists + 1,150 $72,940 26.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy related jobs in Nebraska