New Jersey contains seven schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, the highest-ranking physical therapy assistant school in NJ, has a total student population of 7,559 and is the 267th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 physical therapy assistant schools in New Jersey, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seton Hall University comes out as the most expensive ($25,082/yr), with Mercer County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,403/yr.
Physical Therapy Assistant students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are 2,430 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $25,770. Physical therapists in this state earn $83,780/yr and there are 6,080 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy assistant schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from physical therapy assistant, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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