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Physical Therapy in Texas

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Schools Offering Physical Therapy Programs in Texas

Around 0.1% of Texas's graduates graduate from physical therapy degree programs every year. That means an estimated 481 physical therapists graduate from Texas' 16 physical therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

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:

  1. Baylor University - located in Waco, students are charged $29,884 per year
  2. Hardin-Simmons University - located in Abilene, students are charged $20,990 per year
  3. 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:

  1. Kilgore College - located in Kilgore, students are charged $1,176 per year
  2. Amarillo College - located in Amarillo, students are charged $1,506 per year
  3. 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:

  1. Collin County - 2,720 physical therapists
  2. Austin County - 2,430 physical therapists
  3. Atascosa County - 1,090 physical therapists

Projected Growth

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:

  1. Hidalgo County - $120,690 per year
  2. Midland County - $100,790 per year
  3. Cooke County - $99,260 per year

The Texas counties with the lowest average salary for physical therapists are:

  1. Crosby County - $67,040 per year
  2. Bastrop County - $68,140 per year
  3. Armstrong County - $72,640 per year

More Information

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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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physical Therapists 11,870 $86,390 30.0%

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