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Physical Therapy Schools In Illinois

There are 9 accredited physical therapy schools in Illinois for faculty who teach physical therapy classes to choose from. The trends in Illinois' physical therapy academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in physical therapy includes physical therapy training at the following levels:


  1. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Midwestern University in Downers Grove

    555 31st Street, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-5514

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Chicago State University

    9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Governors State University

    1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

    3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, Illinois 60064

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

    150 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Northern Illinois University

    1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, Illinois 60115-2828

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Northwestern University

    633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

    12 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Trinity International University in Deerfield

    2065 Half Day Rd, Deerfield, Illinois 60015-1283

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

Illinois 8,130
National 180,280

Of all of the physical therapy professionals that work in the US, approximately 5% work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In Illinois

6,340 6,710 6,940 7,740 8,130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physical Therapy is a growing field in Illinois. There were 1,790 more physical therapy professionals working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 28% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for physical therapy professionals which shows a 15% increase in the number of physical therapy professionals working around the nation.

Physical Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$66,990 $75,480 $80,310 $80,000 $79,070
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of physical therapy professionals is growing, the salaries paid to physical therapy professionals are increasing in Illinois. The mean salary for physical therapy professionals in 2006 was $66,990 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $79,070 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in Illinois

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Thus, there was a 15% growth in physical therapy professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Illinois, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of physical therapy. The pay differential between the highest paid physical therapy professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 126%

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in Illinois

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sports Medicine

Physical therapy professionals in Illinois earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physical Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois


The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited physical therapy schools in Illinois is increasing. In 2006, 193 students graduated from physical therapy courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 268 students graduated.

Thus there was a 39% percent increase in the number of physical therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois. Most of these graduates, or 46%, earned a doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of physical therapy faculty in Illinois, growth in the field of physical therapy academia and physical therapy faculty salaries in Illinois. If you are involved in teaching physical therapy courses to students at the bachelors degree in physical therapy, masters degree in physical therapy, and doctoral degree in physical therapy levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future physical therapy faculty in Illinois. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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