Michigan contains nineteen schools that offer physical therapy programs. Grand Valley State University, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in MI, has a total student population of 24,408 and is the 159th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 physical therapy schools in Michigan, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Grand Valley State University comes out as the most expensive ($15,934/yr), with Alpena Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,805/yr.
Physical Therapy students from Michigan 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 Michigan alone, there are 930 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $26,500. Physical therapists in this state earn $74,310/yr and there are 6,550 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in Michigan, the average student population is 3,208 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 6233 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,809 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,088, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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