Louisiana contains nine schools that offer physical therapy programs. Dillard University, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in LA, has a total student population of 1,011 and is the 704th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 physical therapy schools in Louisiana, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe Campus comes out as the most expensive ($32,376/yr), with Bossier Parish Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,977/yr.
Physical Therapy students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 970 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $22,270. Physical therapists in this state earn $77,910/yr and there are 2,180 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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