Best Colleges for Physical Therapy

385

Graduates Per Year

$57K

Average Salary

#302

Most Popular Major

Degree Stats

Popular

385

13% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

28

5% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

302

Physical Therapy

385

303

Non-Profit Management

374

Most Widely Offered Degrees

35

/

1.852

Worse

Better

offeringnot offering1%1%

Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

publicnon public48%48%

Degree Granting Schools that are Public

Most Graduates

By Region

Mid East

Ithaca College

By State

Massachusetts

Northeastern University

By Conference

Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

Ithaca College

By School

University of Alabama at Birmingham

INTRODUCTION

If you think life as a pediatric physical therapist, physical therapist, or outpatient physical therapist sounds interesting, then a degree in physical therapy may just be for you. You could even become the therapist that helps people walk again!

POPULARITY

Physical therapy is the 302nd most popular degree in America, with 385 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #303 Non-Profit Management.

The degree is offered at a total of 28 colleges across the nation, and is the 349th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 1% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that 48% of colleges offering physical therapy are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The mid east produces the most physical therapy graduates, largely led by Ithaca College, while it’s the Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association that leads conference totals. As far as states, Massachusetts ranks highest, with particular help from Northeastern University and Springfield College.

All that being said, no individual school produces more physical therapy graduates than University of Alabama at Birmingham, which graduated 87 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study physical therapy). More students studied physical therapy as a percentage of total students at Springfield College than any other college.

Good luck finding the right college for you. We hope you enjoy Authority's 2022 official Best Colleges for Physical Therapy list. Some of our picks may surprise you!

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Ithaca College

#1 Best Colleges for Physical Therapy

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Ithaca, NY

www.ithaca.edu

A-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

7,003

Students

# 201

Ranking

$45,274

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Northeastern University

#2 Best Colleges for Physical Therapy

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Boston, MA

www.northeastern.edu

A+

Rating

18%

Acceptance

28,374

Students

# 35

Ranking

$52,420

Tuition

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Springfield College

#3 Best Colleges for Physical Therapy

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Springfield, MA

www.springfield.edu/

B+

Rating

68%

Acceptance

3,297

Students

# 277

Ranking

$38,770

Tuition

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Andrews University

#4 Best Colleges for Physical Therapy

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Berrien Springs, MI

www.andrews.edu

B+

Rating

67%

Acceptance

4,754

Students

# 266

Ranking

$28,992

Tuition

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Loyola University Chicago

#5 Best Colleges for Physical Therapy

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Chicago, IL

https://www.luc.edu

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Rating

67%

Acceptance

19,332

Students

# 147

Ranking

$44,105

Tuition

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Bellarmine University

#6 Best Colleges for Physical Therapy

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Louisville, KY

www.bellarmine.edu

B

Rating

66%

Acceptance

3,807

Students

# 338

Ranking

$40,880

Tuition

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Duquesne University

#7 Best Colleges for Physical Therapy

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Pittsburgh, PA

www.duq.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

10,319

Students

# 185

Ranking

$39,992

Tuition

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Georgia Southern University

#8 Best Colleges for Physical Therapy

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Statesboro, GA

www.georgiasouthern.edu

C+

Rating

54%

Acceptance

30,628

Students

# 215

Ranking

$15,426

Tuition

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Saint Francis University

#9 Best Colleges for Physical Therapy

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Loretto, PA

www.francis.edu

C+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

3,670

Students

# 555

Ranking

$36,970

Tuition

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Oklahoma Baptist University

#10 Best Colleges for Physical Therapy

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Shawnee, OK

https://www.okbu.edu

C+

Rating

57%

Acceptance

2,113

Students

# 693

Ranking

$26,584

Tuition

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Northwest Nazarene University

#11 Best Colleges for Physical Therapy

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Nampa, ID

www.nnu.edu

C+

Rating

86%

Acceptance

7,442

Students

# 649

Ranking

$30,550

Tuition