Pennsylvania contains 30 schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs. Temple University, the highest-ranking physical therapy assistant school in PA, has a total student population of 36,507 and is the 105th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 30 physical therapy assistant schools in Pennsylvania, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr), with Lehigh Carbon Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,375/yr.
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 1,930 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $26,430. Physical therapists in this state earn $74,630/yr and there are 9,200 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy assistant schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from physical therapy assistant, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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