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Physical Therapy Schools in Illinois

There are eight Illinois schools offering physical therapy programs. In 2010, 279 students graduated with degrees from Illinois physical therapy schools. 241 of all these students graduated with doctoral degrees and 36 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

268 students graduate from programs in Illinois in physical therapy, on average, every year. This accounts for 3% of physical therapy students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, two students graduated with a bachelor's level degree in physical therapy, 36 with a master's level degree, and 241 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Eight physical therapy schools are in this state. Out of these, four schools are private, while four schools are public. While private physical therapy school tuition varies from $25,424 to $40,223, tuition at a public physical therapy school varies from $8,752 to $12,053.

Average tuition for programs in physical therapy is $22,850. While the highest tuition for physical therapy programs, which is $40,223 per year, is at Northwestern University, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $8,752 each year, is at Chicago State University.

Physical therapy schools in Illinois offer bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Physical Therapy Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

268 students graduate from programs in Illinois in physical therapy, on average, every year. This accounts for 3% of physical therapy students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, two students graduated with a bachelor's level degree in physical therapy, 36 with a master's level degree, and 241 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Physical Therapy Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 3
  • Bachelor 2007: 1
  • Bachelor 2008: 5
  • Bachelor 2009: 4
  • Bachelor 2010: 2
  • Master 2006: 63
  • Master 2007: 92
  • Master 2008: 76
  • Master 2009: 54
  • Master 2010: 36
  • Doctorate 2006: 127
  • Doctorate 2007: 154
  • Doctorate 2008: 177
  • Doctorate 2009: 201
  • Doctorate 2010: 241

Physical Therapy Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 12 programs in physical therapy. Of these programs, close to 50% are doctorate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level and the bachelors level.

Physical Therapy Program Availability in Illinois

  • Bachelor: 1
  • Master: 5
  • Doctorate: 6

Career Trends

Physical Therapists — Salary by Percentile

Physical Therapists — Salary by Percentile

Physical Therapists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 50380
  • 25th Percentile: 64170
  • Median: 78570
  • 75th Percentile: 93300
  • 90th Percentile: 113710

Career Trends

Physical Therapists — Employment Trend

Physical Therapists — Employment Trend

Physical Therapists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 64580
  • Median Salary 2007: 73020
  • Median Salary 2008: 79300
  • Median Salary 2009: 79640
  • Median Salary 2010: 78570
  • Total Employed 2006: 6340
  • Total Employed 2007: 6710
  • Total Employed 2008: 6940
  • Total Employed 2009: 7740
  • Total Employed 2010: 8130

Illinois vs National Physical Therapy Employment

Illinois vs National Physical Therapy Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 4.510% (8130)

Physical Therapy Schools in Illinois

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1. Midwestern University - Downers Grove

555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515-5514
(630) 969-4400

Midwestern University-Downers Grove offers one program in physical therapy and Midwestern is in the suburbs of Downers Grove, Illinois. It is a 4-year institution. This school is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering physical therapy programs.

2. The Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
(847) 578-3000

The Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science offers two programs in physical therapy. More specifically, Rosalind Franklin offers one physical therapy degree at the master's level to students and one physical therapy degree at the doctorate level. It is in the suburbs of North Chicago, Illinois. RFUMS is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. In terms of programs, this school is the fourth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering physical therapy.

3. Governors State University

1 University Pky
University Park, IL 60484
(708) 534-5000

Governors State University offers two programs in physical therapy. Out of those, this school offers students one degree at the master's level in physical therapy and one doctorate level physical therapy degree. This public school is in the suburbs of University Park, Illinois. This school is a public 4-year institution. This school is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering physical therapy programs.

4. Bradley University

1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001
(309) 676-7611

Bradley University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Peoria, IL. Bradley offers two physical therapy programs. Specifically, students are offered one physical therapy degree at the master's level by it and one degree at the doctorate level in physical therapy. Overall, 5,813 students pursue degrees in 141 programs at this school. In terms of programs, BU is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering physical therapy.

5. Northern Illinois University

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
(800) 892-3050

Northern Illinois University is located in the suburbs of Dekalb, Illinois and it offers one program in physical therapy. It is one of 10 research universities in Illinois. It is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering physical therapy.

6. Chicago State University

9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628-1598
(773) 995-2000

Chicago State University offers one program in physical therapy. It is a public 4-year institution. CSU is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering physical therapy.

7. The University of Illinois at Chicago

601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 996-7000

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers one physical therapy program and UIC is 1.2 miles from the center of the city. UIC is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the sixth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering physical therapy in terms of programs.

8. Northwestern University

633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-3741

Northwestern University offers two physical therapy programs. Specifically, Northwestern offers students one physical therapy degree at the master's level and one doctorate level physical therapy degree. NU, which is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Evanston, IL. Overall, 20,481 students seek degrees in 315 programs at this big university. In terms of enrollment, it ranks third in the state of Illinois.