Virginia contains nine schools that offer physical therapy programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 physical therapy schools in Virginia, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shenandoah University comes out as the most expensive ($26,157/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Physical Therapy students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 810 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $26,020. Physical therapists in this state earn $75,880/yr and there are 3,930 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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