Arkansas contains five schools that offer physical therapy programs. Arkansas State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in AR, has a total student population of 12,156 and is the 462nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 physical therapy schools in Arkansas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, NorthWest Arkansas Community College comes out as the most expensive ($14,037/yr), with South Arkansas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,743/yr.
Physical Therapy students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 480 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $20,240. Physical therapists in this state earn $74,310/yr and there are 1,640 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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