Illinois contains seventeen schools that offer physical therapy programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 physical therapy schools in Illinois, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr), with Morton College as the lowest recorded at only $3,297/yr.
Physical Therapy students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 2,290 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $25,280. Physical therapists in this state earn $80,000/yr and there are 7,740 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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