Georgia contains eight schools that offer physical therapy programs. Emory University, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in GA, has a total student population of 12,930 and is the 30th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 physical therapy schools in Georgia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emory University comes out as the most expensive ($25,060/yr), with Darton College as the lowest recorded at only $4,754/yr.
Physical Therapy students from Georgia 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 Georgia alone, there are 870 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $23,370. Physical therapists in this state earn $76,530/yr and there are 3,820 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in Georgia, the average student population is 2,956 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 5022 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,167 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,057, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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