Edwardsville, IL has eight physical therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Washington University in St Louis, the highest ranked school in this group with a physical therapy program, has a total student population of 13,575. It is the 674th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Physical Therapy students from Edwardsville 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 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 40 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $28,860. Physical therapists in this area earn $73,650/yr and there are 220 employed.
Edwardsville lies in Madison county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the South Illinois nonmetropolitan area has 147,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.46/hr average worker wage, and a $36,310 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.498 out of every 1000 jobs in Edwardsville are held by physical therapists, and 0.283/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 8 physical therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Edwardsville, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Louis University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($31,255/yr) for physical therapy students, with Lake Land College as the lowest, reported at only $3,935/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Edwardsville|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||19.5 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||26.6 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||30.6 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||35.5 miles|