Iowa contains ten schools that offer physical therapy programs. University of Iowa, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in IA, has a total student population of 28,987 and is the 782nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 physical therapy schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Ambrose University comes out as the most expensive ($21,089/yr), with North Iowa Area Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,300/yr.
Physical Therapy students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 560 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $25,660. Physical therapists in this state earn $70,100/yr and there are 1,630 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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