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Physical Therapy in North Dakota

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in North Dakota

Each year, approximately 0.4% of North Dakota graduates receive degrees in physical therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 79 physical therapists graduate from North Dakota's 2 physical therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in North Dakota that has a physical therapy program is University of Mary. University of Mary, which was ranked 44th in the country in 2010, is located in Bismarck. In 2010, University of Mary graduated 30 students from its physical therapy program. University of Mary charged in-state students $13,024 in tuition fees per year.

University of North Dakota, which was ranked 67th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in North Dakota that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Grand Forks. 49 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from University of North Dakota in 2010. The tuition rate at University of North Dakota was $6,934 per year.


Tuition at North Dakota's physical therapy schools ranges from $13,024 per year to $6,934 per year. But, the average tuition is $9,979 per year. In 2010, the following North Dakota physical therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Mary - located in Bismarck, students are charged $13,024 per year
  2. University of North Dakota - located in Grand Forks, students are charged $6,934 per year

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

  1. University of North Dakota - located in Grand Forks, students are charged $6,934 per year
  2. University of Mary - located in Bismarck, students are charged $13,024 per year

A physical therapy degree from a North Dakota school... what next?

Most people who graduate from physical therapy school in North Dakota go on to work as a physical therapist. 540 physical therapists were working in North Dakota in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of North Dakota physical therapists:

  1. Clay County - 160 physical therapists
  2. Burleigh County - 130 physical therapists
  3. Polk County - 100 physical therapists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 510 physical therapists will be working in North Dakota state. This would require the number of physical therapists to grow by 19%.


A physical therapist in North Dakota earns $62,490 per year on average. But, salaries for physical therapists can vary. In 2010, physical therapists made as little as less than $34,210 per year or as much as more than $82,070 per year in North Dakota. A physical therapist in the following North Dakota counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Clay County - $66,620 per year
  2. Bottineau County - $65,270 per year
  3. Barnes County - $63,750 per year

On average, physical therapists earns the least in the following North Dakota counties:

  1. Adams County - $56,790 per year
  2. Burleigh County - $57,430 per year
  3. Polk County - $59,590 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional North Dakota 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.

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  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in North Dakota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physical Therapists 540 $62,490 54.3%

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