West Virginia contains five schools that offer physical therapy programs. West Virginia University, the highest-ranking physical therapy school in WV, has a total student population of 28,898 and is the 995th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 physical therapy schools in West Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wheeling Jesuit University comes out as the most expensive ($17,169/yr), with Mountain State University as the lowest recorded at only $7,372/yr.
Physical Therapy students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 200 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $23,240. Physical therapists in this state earn $76,970/yr and there are 860 employed.
Also, within the physical therapy schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from physical therapy, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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