Wilkes Barre, PA has twenty-six physical therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Temple University, the highest ranked school in this group with a physical therapy program, has a total student population of 36,507. It is the 105th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Physical Therapy students from Wilkes Barre 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.
Of the 26 physical therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Wilkes Barre, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr) for physical therapy students, with Mercer County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,403/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wilkes Barre|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||40.3 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||55.8 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||78.3 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||86.1 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||87.4 miles|