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Physical Therapy Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2018-2019, 1,107 students earned their Physical Therapy degrees in PA.

A Physical Therapy major is the 6th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Physical Therapy Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1,034
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1,034
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1,034
Bachelor’s Degree 54
Master’s Degree 19

Gender Distribution

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

Physical Therapy Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 10.6%
  • Black or African American: 1.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.3%
  • White: 66.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.7%
  • Other Races: 12.1%
Physical Therapy Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Physical Therapy Grads in Pennsylvania

24,140 people in the state and 428,080 in the nation are employed in jobs related to physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Physical Therapy Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a physical therapy grad in the state is $87,050, compared to a typical salary of $88,880 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 19 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer physical therapy degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

#1

Arcadia University

Glenside
308 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
3,463 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.08 years to graduate. This private school has an average net price of $24,659. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.80%.

#2

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh
82 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
9,197 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $48,700 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $29,622.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,285 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 98%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $68,400 a year. This private school has an average net price of $31,534.

60 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,026 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $25,743. The 3.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

58 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
32,686 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,500 after earning their degree at this institution. 76% of the teachers are full time.

56 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,930 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $44,800 after graduation. This private institution charges an average net price of $27,221. 100% of students get financical aid.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
8,778 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,900 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 85%. The average student takes 4.27 years to complete their degree at SRU.

#8

Drexel University

Philadelphia
53 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
24,205 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $33,631. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $53,400 a year.

#9

Temple University

Philadelphia
49 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
38,794 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.10% which is lower than average. 54% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $39,100 after graduation.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
4,444 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.28 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. 99% of students get financical aid.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,503 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.09 years. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private institution charges an average net price of $24,023.

Physical Therapy Careers in PA

Some of the careers physical therapy majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Physical Therapists 24% $84,620
Health Specialties Professors 23% $79,920

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Occupational Therapy 894
Other Rehabilitation Professions 305
Rehabilitation Science 240
Recreational Therapy 127
Music Therapy 108
Art Therapy 86
Kinesiotherapy 29
Orthotist/Prosthetist 24

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