There are schools offering physical therapy programs in Texas!
Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Texas
The top-ranked school in Texas that has a physical therapy program is Texas State University-San Marcos. Texas State University-San Marcos, which was ranked 31st in the country in 2010, is located in San Marcos. 1 students graduated with a degree in physical therapy from Texas State University-San Marcos in 2010. Tuition at Texas State University-San Marcos was $6,458 per year.
The second-ranked school in Texas with a physical therapy program is Hardin-Simmons University, which is located in Abilene. In 2010, it was ranked 39th nationwide. 37 students graduated with degree in physical therapy from Hardin-Simmons University in 2010. Students at Hardin-Simmons University paid $20,990 per year in tuition fees.
Texas Woman's University, which is located in Denton, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a physical therapy program. It received a ranking of 40th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Texas Woman's University graduated 118 students from its physical therapy programs. Students at Texas Woman's University paid $5,428 per year in tuition fees.
Tuition at Texas' physical therapy schools ranges from $29,884 per year to $1,176 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,743 per year. In 2010, the following Texas physical therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:
- Baylor University - located in Waco, students are charged $29,884 per year
- Hardin-Simmons University - located in Abilene, students are charged $20,990 per year
- The University of Texas at El Paso - located in El Paso, students are charged $8,020 per year
The physical therapy schools in Texas that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Kilgore College - located in Kilgore, students are charged $1,176 per year
- Amarillo College - located in Amarillo, students are charged $1,506 per year
- Angelina College - located in Lufkin, students are charged $1,560 per year
A physical therapy degree from a Texas school... what next?
The highest percentage of physical therapy graduates in Texas pursue careers as a physical therapist. 11,870 physical therapists were working in Texas in 2010. The Texas counties with the largest populations of physical therapists are:
- Collin County - 2,720 physical therapists
- Austin County - 2,430 physical therapists
- Atascosa County - 1,090 physical therapists
The government projects that the number of physical therapists in Texas will grow by 36%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 16,150 physical therapists working in Texas.
A physical therapist in Texas earns $86,390 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Texas physical therapists earned as little as less than $34,890 per year or as much as more than $156,250 per year. A physical therapist in the following Texas counties makes the highest salaries on average:
- Hidalgo County - $120,690 per year
- Midland County - $100,790 per year
- Cooke County - $99,260 per year
The Texas counties with the lowest average salary for physical therapists are:
- Crosby County - $67,040 per year
- Bastrop County - $68,140 per year
- Armstrong County - $72,640 per year
For more data regarding a career in physical therapy in Texas 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 Texas
- Master's Degree in Physical Therapy in Texas
- Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy in Texas
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