Our list of the 25 top physical therapy schools in the country ranks programs based on student and alumni evaluations. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center leads the list with a 98% student recommendation rating, providing students with an affordable and comprehensive education for only $8,449 per year for in-state tuition. The University of Central Arkansas offers an even less costly education, setting their current annual tuition rates at $5,644 for their in-state annual tuition.
Students had a lot of positive things to say about our #2 PT school, stating, “Texas Woman's University pioneered the first physical therapy program in Texas to award the Masters and DPT degrees in the field, and the only program to offer the Ph.D. The long-term excellence of the physical therapy program at TWU, along with the supplemental learning labs and the Ph.D. fast track option, are a few of the attributes that enticed me to pursue a degree at this University." Even our #25 spot, the University of Maryland, has a 100% student review rating and students' positive experiences at the school are reflected in comments like, “The Physical Therapy faculty is absolutely amazing. As experts in their particular discipline, each professor is able to teach proper clinical decision making to the student as well as provide insight into what actually happens when you're a practicing Physical Therapist." Take a look at the list and click on the university names below to read more reviews.
Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a 2018 Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular degree program must have submitted feedback on their institution. Graduate Programs only considers regionally or nationally accredited, non-profit institutions for our rankings. Aggregated student rating values were multiplied by 20 to create a Student Score out of 100; in the event of a tie, schools were awarded the same rank value.
Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2016-2017 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from their institution of choice for more details.