North Carolina contains sixteen schools that offer physical therapy programs. Duke University, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in NC, has a total student population of 14,350 and is the 15th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 physical therapy schools in North Carolina, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Elon University comes out as the most expensive ($26,867/yr), with Nash Community College as the lowest recorded at only $481/yr.
Physical Therapy students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 730 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $24,300. Physical therapists in this state earn $74,450/yr and there are 4,340 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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