Hawaii contains two schools that offer physical therapy programs. Hawaii Pacific University, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in HI, has a total student population of 8,113 and is the 589th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 physical therapy schools in Hawaii, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hawaii Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($15,952/yr), with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,425/yr.
Physical Therapy students from Hawaii 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 Hawaii alone, there are 100 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $31,310. Physical therapists in this state earn $56,990/yr and there are 1,000 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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