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Physical Therapy Schools in Illinois

In 2018-2019, 389 students earned their Physical Therapy degrees in IL.

In this state, Physical Therapy is the 20th most popular major out of a total 166 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Physical Therapy Majors in Illinois

Physical Therapy majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 346
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 346
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 346
Bachelor’s Degree 43

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a physical therapy major is more popular with women than with men.

Physical Therapy Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of physical therapy majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 10.8%
  • Black or African American: 2.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.2%
  • White: 72.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.1%
  • Other Races: 6.4%
Physical Therapy Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Physical Therapy Grads in Illinois

There are 20,820 people in the state and 428,080 people in the nation working in physical therapy jobs.

Physical Therapy Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Physical Therapy Jobs in Illinois

In this state, physical therapy grads earn an average of $90,690. Nationwide, they make an average of $88,880.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 9 colleges in Illinois that offer physical therapy degrees. Learn about the most popular 9 below:

93 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
22,448 Total Students

In their early career, Northwestern grads earn an average salary of $58,900. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it. 83% of the teachers are full time.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,102 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.30%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $68,100 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 66% are considered full time.

52 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
32,324 Total Students

The average student takes 4.55 years to complete their degree at UIC. 82% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 72% of the teachers are full time.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,970 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 0.10% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $87,500 a year. 99% of the teachers are full time.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
17,159 Total Students

In their early career, Loyola Chicago grads earn an average salary of $42,700. It takes the average student 4.15 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.20%.

#6

Governors State University

University Park
38 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,789 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 96% of students receive it. The student loan default rate is 6.30% which is lower than average. In their early career, GSU grads earn an average salary of $37,300.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
16,609 Total Students

In their early career, NIU grads earn an average salary of $36,800. 75% of the teachers are full time. The 7.80% student loan default rate is lower than average.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
5,929 Total Students

The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at Bradley. The full-time teacher rate is 59%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
11% Graduation Rate
3,039 Total Students

98% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 5.36 years.

Physical Therapy Careers in IL

Some of the careers physical therapy majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Physical Therapists 20% $88,970
Health Specialties Professors 14% $85,020

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to physical therapy.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Occupational Therapy 217
Art Therapy 79
Other Rehabilitation Professions 75
Rehabilitation Science 72
Orthotist/Prosthetist 47
Rehabilitation Counseling 20
Recreational Therapy 5
Animal-Assisted Therapy 5

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