Physical Therapy in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Pennsylvania


Around 0.2% of Pennsylvania's graduates graduate from physical therapy degree programs every year. That means an estimated 894 physical therapists graduate from Pennsylvania's 18 physical therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

Temple University, which was ranked 24th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Philadelphia. In 2010, 166 students graduated from Temple University's physical therapy program. The tuition rate at Temple University was $12,424 per year.

Drexel University, which is located in Philadelphia, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a physical therapy program. It received a ranking of 24th in the country in 2010. 54 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from Drexel University in 2010. Tuition at Drexel University was $33,000 per year.

Duquesne University, which was ranked 24th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Pittsburgh. In 2010, Duquesne University graduated 57 students from its physical therapy programs. The tuition rate at Duquesne University was $27,502 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Pennsylvania's physical therapy schools ranges from $34,536 per year to $7,666 per year. But, the average tuition is $22,973 per year. The Pennsylvania physical therapy schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Scranton - located in Scranton, students are charged $34,536 per year
  2. Widener University-Main Campus - located in Chester, students are charged $33,270 per year
  3. Drexel University - located in Philadelphia, students are charged $33,000 per year

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

  1. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania - located in Slippery Rock, students are charged $7,666 per year
  2. Lincoln University of Pennsylvania - located in Lincoln University, students are charged $8,472 per year
  3. Temple University - located in Philadelphia, students are charged $12,424 per year

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

A large number of Pennsylvania physical therapy graduates become physical therapists. 9,160 physical therapists were working in Pennsylvania in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Pennsylvania physical therapists:

  1. Bucks County - 2,750 physical therapists
  2. Allegheny County - 2,090 physical therapists
  3. Cumberland County - 580 physical therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Pennsylvania will grow by 16%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 11,200 physical therapists working in Pennsylvania.

Salary

On average, physical therapists earn $76,220 per year. However, this number is only an average. physical therapists in Pennsylvania had varying salaries from $45,220 to $131,780 per year in 2010. A physical therapist in the following Pennsylvania counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Cumberland County - $87,560 per year
  2. Lancaster County - $86,940 per year
  3. Centre County - $82,540 per year

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

  1. Cambria County - $67,290 per year
  2. Lackawanna County - $70,590 per year
  3. Bedford County - $71,880 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physical therapy in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in Physical Therapy in Pennsylvania
  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in Pennsylvania

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,442 miles from location Temple University Philadelphia PA 75.8549 37% 36,507
5,697 miles from location University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh PA 43.8628 30% 28,328
5,443 miles from location Drexel University Philadelphia PA 75.5984 11% 22,493
5,699 miles from location Duquesne University Pittsburgh PA 70.5909 28% 10,294
5,707 miles from location Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock PA 63.49 45% 8,648
5,484 miles from location University of Scranton Scranton PA 36.213 18% 5,811
5,451 miles from location Widener University-Main Campus Chester PA 27.3033 22% 4,814
5,717 miles from location Gannon University Erie PA 29.6849 26% 4,238
5,443 miles from location Arcadia University Glenside PA 63.0925 17% 3,953
5,442 miles from location Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia PA 1.26322 n/a 3,326
5,455 miles from location Neumann University Aston PA 50.24 23% 3,099
5,444 miles from location University of the Sciences Philadelphia PA 28.4555 24% 2,984
5,500 miles from location Misericordia University Dallas PA 32.4955 36% 2,736
5,480 miles from location Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Lincoln University PA 24.1268 25% 2,649
5,629 miles from location Saint Francis University Loretto PA 31.8948 36% 2,300
5,696 miles from location Chatham University Pittsburgh PA 27.4159 30% 2,219
5,517 miles from location Lebanon Valley College Annville PA 32.6395 28% 2,045
5,491 miles from location Keystone College La Plume PA 49.775 36% 1,691
 

Curious what studying Physical Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Physical Therapists + 9,160 $76,220 4.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are physical therapy related jobs in Pennsylvania