Top Physical Therapy Programs for Financial Aid

1 East Tennessee State University 8.500
2 Utica College 8.000
3 University of Cincinnati 7.950
4 Western University of Health Sciences 7.833
5 Massachusetts College Of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 7.500
6 University of Indianapolis 7.450
7 Texas Woman’s University 7.400
8 Mayo School of Health Sciences 7.350
9 University of South Florida 7.250
10 MGH Institute of Health Professions 7.125
11 University of Wisconsin-Madison 7.000
12 Northern Arizona University 8.900
13 Medical University of South Carolina 6.500
14 Widener University-Main Campus 6.375
15 University of Central Florida 6.333
16 California State University, Fresno 6.250
17 University of New Mexico-Main Campus 6.200
18 Pacific University Oregon 6.150
19 Drexel University 6.000
20 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 5.667
21 University of North Florida 5.500
22 Columbia University, NY 5.450
23 The Ohio State University 5.330
24 Boston University 5.300
25 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 5.250

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2015 student earning her graduate degree from Lamar University online wrote: “My career as an international teacher takes me around the world, so being able to get my graduate degree while traveling is a complete blessing.”

Students can continue to review their programs at www.graduateprograms.com and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

METHODOLOGY

Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. Graduateprograms.com assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.