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Bachelor’s Degrees in Physical Therapy/Therapist

385 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in physical therapy. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 20% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.8% of physical therapy graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Physical Therapy Majors

In 2018-2019, 385 bachelor's degrees were awarded to physical therapy majors. This earns it the #51 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor'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 Bachelor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for physical therapy majors with their bachelor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in physical therapy. About 69.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 116
Women 269
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Physical Therapy

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 35
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 22
White 294
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 19
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Physical Therapy Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 28 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ithaca College

Ithaca, New York
87 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ithaca College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for physical therapy majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Each year, around 6,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $45,274 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,432 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 bachelor's degrees were handed out to physical therapy majors at Ithaca. About 77% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
71 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeastern University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in physical therapy. Each year, around 22,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,793 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 bachelor's degrees were handed out to physical therapy majors at Northeastern. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#3

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
41 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for physical therapy majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Loyola University Chicago. Roughly 17,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,105 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,594 per year.

The physical therapy program at Loyola University Chicago awarded 41 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 51% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Springfield College

Springfield, Massachusetts
37 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Springfield College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in physical therapy. Roughly 3,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,030 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $32,190 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Springfield College. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#5

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
31 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Southern University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in physical therapy. Roughly 26,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,977 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 bachelor's degrees were handed out to physical therapy majors at GaSou. Of these students, 65% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Saint Francis University

Loretto, Pennsylvania
27 Yearly Graduations
56% Women

Saint Francis University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in physical therapy. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Saint Francis.

#6

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
27 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for physical therapy majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Duquesne University. Roughly 9,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,992 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,580 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 bachelor's degrees were handed out to physical therapy majors at Duquesne. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#8

Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, Oklahoma
17 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for physical therapy majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Oklahoma Baptist University. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,584 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,900 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 bachelor's degrees were handed out to physical therapy majors at OBU. About 71% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, Michigan
16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Andrews University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in physical therapy. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,992 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,216 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 bachelor's degrees were handed out to physical therapy majors at Andrews. Of these students, 56% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Bellarmine University

Louisville, Kentucky
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Bellarmine University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in physical therapy. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,734 per year.

The physical therapy program at Bellarmine University awarded 12 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwest Nazarene University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in physical therapy. Roughly 2,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,464 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their bachelor's degree in physical therapy from NNU. Of these students, 44% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Johnson State College

Johnson, Vermont
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

Johnson State College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in physical therapy. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,890 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Johnson State College.

#13

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Missouri - Columbia comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in physical therapy. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 bachelor's degrees were handed out to physical therapy majors at Mizzou.

#14

Chicago State University

Chicago, Illinois
2 Yearly Graduations

Chicago State University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in physical therapy. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,488 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,850 per year.

The physical therapy program at Chicago State University awarded 2 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#15

Wesley College

Dover, Delaware
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 15th most popular school in the country for physical therapy majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Wesley College. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,406 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,800 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 bachelor's degrees were handed out to physical therapy majors at Wesley College.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Rehabilitation Science 987
Recreational Therapy 842
Occupational Therapy 788
Other Rehabilitation Professions 523
Music Therapy 471

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.

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