Alabama contains nine schools that offer physical therapy programs. University of Alabama at Birmingham, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in AL, has a total student population of 16,874 and is the 2390th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 physical therapy schools in Alabama, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oakwood University comes out as the most expensive ($24,801/yr), with George C Wallace Community College-Dothan as the lowest recorded at only $3,596/yr.
Physical Therapy students from Alabama schools who go on to become physical therapists, PTs, exercise physiologists, physical therapy assistants, 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 Alabama alone, there are 730 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $22,360. Physical therapists in this state earn $76,260/yr and there are 1,750 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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