Mississippi contains eleven schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs. Pearl River Community College, the highest-ranking physical therapy assistant school in MS, has a total student population of 5,519 and is the 1741st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 physical therapy assistant schools in Mississippi, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Meridian Community College comes out as the most expensive ($7,593/yr), with Pearl River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,515/yr.
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 350 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $21,180. Physical therapists in this state earn $73,160/yr and there are 1,480 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy assistant schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physical therapy assistant, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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