Wisconsin contains twelve schools that offer physical therapy assistant programs. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest-ranking physical therapy assistant school in WI, has a total student population of 41,654 and is the 23rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 physical therapy assistant schools in Wisconsin, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Marquette University comes out as the most expensive ($24,839/yr), with Gateway Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $220/yr.
Physical Therapy Assistant students from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin alone, there are 1,060 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $24,790. Physical therapists in this state earn $72,580/yr and there are 4,100 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy assistant schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from physical therapy assistant, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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