Missouri contains thirteen schools that offer physical therapy programs. Washington University in St Louis, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in MO, has a total student population of 13,575 and is the 674th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 physical therapy schools in Missouri, only 6 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), with Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley as the lowest recorded at only $3,266/yr.
Physical Therapy students from Missouri 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 Missouri alone, there are 640 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $23,520. Physical therapists in this state earn $65,060/yr and there are 4,030 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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