Tennessee contains thirteen schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs. The University of Tennessee, the highest-ranking physical therapy assistant school in TN, has a total student population of 29,934 and is the 932nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 physical therapy assistant schools in Tennessee, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belmont University comes out as the most expensive ($23,881/yr), with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,338/yr.
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 1,000 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $22,660. Physical therapists in this state earn $76,270/yr and there are 3,810 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy assistant schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physical therapy assistant, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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