Massachusetts contains fourteen schools that offer physical therapy programs. Boston University, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in MA, has a total student population of 31,960 and is the 32nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 physical therapy schools in Massachusetts, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr), with Mount Wachusett Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,243/yr.
Physical Therapy students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 750 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $29,730. Physical therapists in this state earn $73,320/yr and there are 6,320 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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