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Physical Therapy in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in South Carolina

Each year, roughly 0.1% of South Carolina students graduate with degrees in physical therapy. That means an estimated 65 physical therapists graduate from South Carolina's 2 physical therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

University of South Carolina-Columbia, which was ranked 59th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a physical therapy program. It is located in Columbia. 13 students graduated with a degree in physical therapy from University of South Carolina-Columbia in 2010. Tuition at University of South Carolina-Columbia was $9,786 per year.

The second-ranked school in South Carolina with a physical therapy program is Medical University of South Carolina, which is located in Charleston. In 2010, it was ranked 98th nationwide. In 2010, 52 students graduated from Medical University of South Carolina physical therapy program.


Tuition at South Carolina's physical therapy schools ranges from $9,786 per year to $9,786 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,893 per year. In 2010, the following South Carolina physical therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of South Carolina-Columbia - located in Columbia, students are charged $9,786 per year

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

  1. University of South Carolina-Columbia - located in Columbia, students are charged $9,786 per year

A physical therapy degree from a South Carolina school... what next?

The highest percentage of physical therapy graduates in South Carolina pursue careers as a physical therapist. South Carolina had 2,670 physical therapists in 2010. In South Carolina, the largest numbers of physical therapists work in the following counties:

  1. Calhoun County - 600 physical therapists
  2. Berkeley County - 530 physical therapists
  3. Greenville County - 380 physical therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of physical therapists in the state of South Carolina will grow to 3,100. This would require a 28% growth in the profession.


A physical therapist in South Carolina earns $72,370 per year on average. But, salaries for physical therapists can vary. In 2010, physical therapists made as little as less than $23,430 per year or as much as more than $132,840 per year in South Carolina. On average a physical therapist earns the most in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Allendale County - $86,460 per year
  2. Chesterfield County - $79,990 per year
  3. Darlington County - $77,480 per year

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

  1. Sumter County - $60,380 per year
  2. Greenville County - $67,650 per year
  3. Berkeley County - $68,490 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in physical therapy in South Carolina 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.

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  • Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in South Carolina

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physical Therapists 2,670 $72,370 44.3%

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