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2021 Best Value Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

6 Colleges
$24,758 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$58,450 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Graduate Certificate School for You

With 28,559 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, rehabilitation and therapeutic professions is the #7 most popular major in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for healthcare students. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Healthcare Degree Search has created its Best Value Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 6 schools in the Southeast Region to see which graduate certificate programs offered the best value experiences for rehabilitation students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2021 Best Value Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region

Check out the rehabilitation graduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your educational dollar.

Best Southeast Region Schools for Affordable Quality for a Postbaccalaureate Certificates in Rehabilitation

#1

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA

Our 2021 rankings named Shenandoah University the best value school in the Southeast Region for rehabilitation and therapeutic professions students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the small city of Winchester, Shenandoah is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Shenandoah are $22,665 a year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, Shenandoah also did well on our Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Alabama at Birmingham is a great value for rehabilitation and therapeutic professions students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the midsize city of Birmingham, UAB is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at UAB are $19,188 per year.

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The excellent graduate certificate programs at University of Arkansas at Little Rock helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best value rehabilitation and therapeutic professions schools in the Southeast Region . UA Little Rock is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Little Rock.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at UA Little Rock are $14,884 per year.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of South Carolina - Columbia. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Value Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, UofSC is a public college with a very large student population.

UofSC graduate students pay an average of $30,160 in tuition and fees each year.

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#5

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Out of the 6 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Kentucky landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Lexington, UK is a public school with a very large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at UK are $32,564 per year.

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Virginia Commonwealth University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for rehabilitation and therapeutic professions students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Richmond, VCU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

VCU graduate students pay an average of $29,084 in tuition and fees each year.

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Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Colleges by State

Explore the best rehabilitation and therapeutic professions colleges for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Florida 1,013
North Carolina 827
Georgia 582
Tennessee 502
Virginia 662
Alabama 414
Mississippi 172
Louisiana 233
Kentucky 483
West Virginia 186
South Carolina 175
Arkansas 344

Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions is one of 34 different types of healthcare programs to choose from.

Rehabilitation Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Physical Therapy/Therapist 12,865
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 9,142
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 1,232
Rehabilitation Science 1,164
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy 1,079
Other Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 1,062
Art Therapy/Therapist 711
Music Therapy 655
Orthotist/Prosthetist 333
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist 144
Assistive/Augmentative Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering 104
Dance Therapy/Therapist 37
Animal-Assisted Therapy 31

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,309
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Allied Health Professions 86,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Barbara E. Carver.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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