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Associate’s Degrees in Physical Therapy/Therapist

95 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in physical therapy. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 54% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Education Levels of Physical Therapy Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 95 students earned their associate's degree in physical therapy. This earns it the #69 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in physical therapy at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree 12,277
Bachelor’s Degree 385
Associate’s Degree 95
Master’s Degree 54
Graduate Certificate 54

Earnings of Physical Therapy Majors With Associate’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for physical therapy majors who have their associate's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in physical therapy. About 60.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 38
Women 57
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Physical Therapy

The racial-ethnic distribution of physical therapy associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 22
Hispanic or Latino 24
White 43
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 6
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Physical Therapy Associate's Degree Students

There are 14 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in physical therapy. Learn more about the most popular 14 below:

#1

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
29 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for physical therapy majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 8,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 associate's degrees were handed out to physical therapy majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Of these students, 55% were women and 86% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
20 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma City Community College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in physical therapy. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their associate's degree in physical therapy from OCCC. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 65% were women.

#3

Atenas College

Manati, Puerto Rico
15 Yearly Graduations
53% Women

Atenas College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in physical therapy. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The physical therapy program at Atenas College awarded 15 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#4

Mid Michigan College

Harrison, Michigan
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for physical therapy majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Mid Michigan College. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. The physical therapy program at Mid Michigan College awarded 12 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Itawamba Community College

Fulton, Mississippi
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Itawamba Community College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in physical therapy. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 associate's degrees were handed out to physical therapy majors at ICC. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#6

Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Tennessee
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Adventist University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in physical therapy. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $21,650 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,700 per year.

The physical therapy program at Southern Adventist University awarded 5 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Snow College

Ephraim, Utah
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

Snow College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in physical therapy. Roughly 5,300 attend the school each year. The physical therapy program at Snow College awarded 5 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Mississippi
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Northeast Mississippi Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in physical therapy. The physical therapy program at Northeast Mississippi Community College awarded 1 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to physical therapy that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Occupational Therapy 135
Recreational Therapy 121
Other Rehabilitation Professions 99
Orthotist/Prosthetist 76
Kinesiotherapy 6

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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