EDsmart’s ranking of the Best Physical Therapy Schools is the most comprehensive and well-rounded. The ranking includes only fully accredited schools. We gathered the most recent data from the NCES College Navigator database  to narrow down to colleges that fit the following criteria: 4-year public or private school, starting salary after graduation $25,000K+, and schools are ranked by average net cost.
“It is important to recognize the colleges and universities that go above and beyond,” said Tyson Stevens, managing editor of EDsmart. “Our goal is to highlight these schools and their commitment to higher education.”
“The Best Physical Therapy Schools ranking allows students to compare accredited programs and find those that best fit their education interests and career goals,” said EDsmart’s spokesperson. “Beyond providing affordable education, a college is not successful if it does not graduate its students, which is why EDsmart rankings place a high value on outcomes, including graduation and retention rates, and post-graduation earnings.”
The EDsmart 2023 ranking for the Best Physical Therapy Schools ranks CUNY Hunter College #1 as the best physical therapy degree program with CUNY College of Staten Island and California State University-Fresno following.
2023 Best Physical Therapy Schools (in alphabetical order)
CUNY College of Staten Island
CUNY Hunter College
California State University – Fresno
Chicago State University
Georgia Southern University
Tarleton State University
University of Missouri
University of Washington
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The rankings have been published at https://www.edsmart.org/best-physical-therapy-schools/
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