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Doctor’s Degree in Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions

13,537 Yearly Graduations
$69,400 Median Salary
$82,338 Median Debt
A doctor's degree in rehabilitation is offered at 272 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 21% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 3.3% of rehabilitation graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Rehabilitation Majors

In 2018-2019, 13,537 doctor's degree were awarded to rehabilitation majors. This makes it the 4th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in rehabilitation at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree 13,537
Master’s Degree 9,279
Bachelor’s Degree 4,624
Associate’s Degree 532
Graduate Certificate 308
Basic Certificate 202
Undergraduate Certificate 77

Earnings of Rehabilitation Majors With Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in rehabilitation is $69,400. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $66,300 to a high of $71,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in rehabilitation is $82,338. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $109,432 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $65,300.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $959.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in rehabilitation. About 64.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4,812
Women 8,725
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Rehabilitation

The racial-ethnic distribution of rehabilitation doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,264
Black or African American 405
Hispanic or Latino 844
White 9,318
International Students 444
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,262
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Rehabilitation Doctor's Degree Students

There are 272 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in rehabilitation. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

534 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for rehabilitation majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 2,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 534 doctor's degree were handed out to rehabilitation majors at USAHS. Of these students, 57% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Arcadia University

Glenside, Pennsylvania
308 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arcadia University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in rehabilitation. Each year, around 3,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,740 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,683 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 308 doctor's degree were handed out to rehabilitation majors at Arcadia. About 66% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Utica College

Utica, New York
248 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utica College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in rehabilitation. Each year, around 5,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $21,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,480 per year.

The rehabilitation program at Utica College awarded 248 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 62% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

244 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

A T Still University of Health Sciences is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in rehabilitation. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 244 doctor's degree were handed out to rehabilitation majors at A T Still University of Health Sciences. Of these students, 55% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

The University of Montana

Missoula, Montana
233 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for rehabilitation majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is The University of Montana. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,352 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,716 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 233 people received their doctor's degree in rehabilitation from University of Montana. About 70% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
189 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Creighton University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in rehabilitation. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,630 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,128 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 189 people received their doctor's degree in rehabilitation from Creighton. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#7

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
177 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for rehabilitation majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Southern California. Each year, around 45,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 177 people received their doctor's degree in rehabilitation from USC. Of these students, 70% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
170 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nova Southeastern University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in rehabilitation. Roughly 20,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 170 people received their doctor's degree in rehabilitation from Nova Southeastern University. Of these students, 71% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota
162 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for rehabilitation majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is The College of Saint Scholastica. Each year, around 4,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,622 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,986 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 162 doctor's degree were handed out to rehabilitation majors at St. Scholastica. Of these students, 73% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, California
124 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for rehabilitation majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Loma Linda University. Each year, around 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $26,880 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 124 people received their doctor's degree in rehabilitation from Loma Linda University. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#11

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
120 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for rehabilitation majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Northern Arizona University. Roughly 31,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,018 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,305 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 120 doctor's degree were handed out to rehabilitation majors at NAU. About 72% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Touro College

New York, New York
120 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Touro College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in rehabilitation. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,038 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,240 per year.

The rehabilitation program at Touro College awarded 120 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 53% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Texas Woman's University

Denton, Texas
117 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Woman's University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in rehabilitation. Roughly 15,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,973 per year.

The rehabilitation program at Texas Woman's University awarded 117 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 70% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Boston, Massachusetts
112 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for rehabilitation majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is MGH Institute of Health Professions. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $70,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $61,200 per year.

The rehabilitation program at MGH Institute of Health Professions awarded 112 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 72% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Dominican College of Blauvelt

Orangeburg, New York
109 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for rehabilitation majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Dominican College of Blauvelt. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,984 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,208 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 109 doctor's degree were handed out to rehabilitation majors at Dominican College. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 58% were women.

104 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for rehabilitation majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Roughly 5,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,168 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 104 people received their doctor's degree in rehabilitation from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#17

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
97 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeastern University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in rehabilitation. Each year, around 21,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,793 per year.

The rehabilitation program at Northeastern University awarded 97 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#17

University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
97 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Indianapolis comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in rehabilitation. Roughly 5,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,844 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,514 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 97 people received their doctor's degree in rehabilitation from UIndy. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

96 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for rehabilitation majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Ohio State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 59,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 people received their doctor's degree in rehabilitation from Ohio State. About 76% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
96 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Commonwealth University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in rehabilitation. Roughly 30,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

The rehabilitation program at Virginia Commonwealth University awarded 96 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 74% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to rehabilitation that offer doctor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Medicine 19,720
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 15,507
Nursing 8,781
Osteopathic Medicine 6,700
Dentistry 6,374

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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