Washington contains nine schools that offer physical therapy programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 physical therapy schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Puget Sound comes out as the most expensive ($29,490/yr), with Green River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,158/yr.
Physical Therapy students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 1,050 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $26,030. Physical therapists in this state earn $73,690/yr and there are 3,840 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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