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Physical Therapy in Arkansas

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Arkansas

Each year, approximately 0.1% of Arkansas graduates receive degrees in physical therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 64 physical therapists graduate from Arkansas' 2 physical therapy schools.

Top Schools

Arkansas State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Jonesboro. In 2010, 13 students graduated from Arkansas State University-Main Campus' physical therapy program. Tuition at Arkansas State University-Main Campus was $6,640 per year.

The second-ranked school in Arkansas that has a physical therapy program is University of Central Arkansas. University of Central Arkansas, which was ranked 72nd in the country in 2010, is located in Conway. In 2010, 51 students graduated from University of Central Arkansas physical therapy program. Tuition at University of Central Arkansas was $6,908 per year.


If you choose to attend a Arkansas physical therapy school, average tuition will be $6,774 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $6,640 per year to $6,908 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arkansas physical therapy schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Central Arkansas - located in Conway, students are charged $6,908 per year
  2. Arkansas State University-Main Campus - located in Jonesboro, students are charged $6,640 per year

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

  1. Arkansas State University-Main Campus - located in Jonesboro, students are charged $6,640 per year
  2. University of Central Arkansas - located in Conway, students are charged $6,908 per year

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

A large number of Arkansas physical therapy graduates become physical therapists. In 2010, there were 1,510 physical therapists working in Arkansas. The largest populations of Arkansas physical therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Faulkner County - 520 physical therapists
  2. Benton County - 270 physical therapists
  3. Craighead County - 120 physical therapists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,240 physical therapists will be working in Arkansas state. This would require the number of physical therapists to grow by 25%.


On average, physical therapists earn $74,340 per year. However, this number is only an average. physical therapists in Arkansas had varying salaries from $40,160 to $112,320 per year in 2010. On average a physical therapist earns the most in the following Arkansas counties:

  1. Arkansas County - $80,370 per year
  2. Crawford County - $79,730 per year
  3. Baxter County - $77,840 per year

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

  1. Cleburne County - $66,890 per year
  2. Clay County - $68,430 per year
  3. Garland County - $69,440 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arkansas statistics regarding a career in physical therapy. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as physical therapy assisting or sports medicine.

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

  • Master's Degree in Physical Therapy in Arkansas
  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in Arkansas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physical Therapists 1,510 $74,340 36.0%

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