Minnesota contains eight schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking physical therapy assistant school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 physical therapy assistant schools in Minnesota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of St Catherine comes out as the most expensive ($23,290/yr), with Northland Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $9,208/yr.
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Minnesota schools who go on to become physical therapy assistants, exercise physiologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 174,490 people working as physical therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,220. Also, Physical therapist aides make on average $24,990 per year and there are about 44,160 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Minnesota alone, there are 470 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $25,940. Physical therapists in this state earn $69,760/yr and there are 2,980 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy assistant schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from physical therapy assistant, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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