South Carolina contains twelve schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs. Piedmont Technical College, the highest-ranking physical therapy assistant school in SC, has a total student population of 5,566 and is the 5493rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 physical therapy assistant schools in South Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Technical College of the Lowcountry comes out as the most expensive ($10,110/yr), with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,043/yr.
Physical Therapy Assistant students from South Carolina 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 South Carolina alone, there are 880 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $22,450. Physical therapists in this state earn $72,490/yr and there are 2,300 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy assistant schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physical therapy assistant, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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