Nebraska contains five schools that offer physical therapy programs. Creighton University, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in NE, has a total student population of 7,385 and is the 1200th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 physical therapy schools in Nebraska, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr), with Western Nebraska Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,379/yr.
Physical Therapy students from Nebraska 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 Nebraska alone, there are 500 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $22,020. Physical therapists in this state earn $68,870/yr and there are 1,180 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in Nebraska, the average student population is 2,686 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 1891 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,500 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,844, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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