Financial Fact Sheet
Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Financial Fact Sheet
The data applies to students experiencing the program in academic year 2023-2024.
Length of Program which includes all student instruction/interaction (including classroom, laboratory, exams, and clinical education). Include the total number of weeks where either full or partial attendance is required.
Length of Program in Weeks excluding breaks: 113 weeks
Length of Program in Weeks including breaks: 139 weeks
Does this program have a requirement for all students to complete at least one clinical education experience for which the students would be required to seek alternative housing or travel accommodations to attend? No
Students are responsible for costs associated with housing, travel and food during clinical education.
These are costs experienced by students in the Fall 2023 - August 2024 academic year. Annual costs are estimates and subject to increases.
|Annual Tuition Public Institution, In-state Student:|
|Annual Tuition Public Institution, Out-of-state student:|
|Annual Tuition Private Institution Student:||$43,444||$42,200||$32,456||$118,100|
|Annual institutional fees for a full-time student (Includes general institutional fees, i.e., health insurance, recreation, etc.)||$11,934||$11,829||$11,611||$35,374|
|Total expected cost of other program-related expenses (Includes: required texts, laboratory fees, and other program costs for the entire technical program.)||$1,915||$1,305||$980||$4,200|
|Total Cost of the Program (Includes: tuition, fees, other program costs for the entire program||$57,293||$55,334||$45,047||$157,674|
Students are encouraged to explore the cost of living for areas where they may choose to live.
Does the institution offer financial assistance specific to DPT students? Yes
Does the program/institution offer scholarships specific to DPT students? Yes
Does the program offer graduate assistantships specific to DPT students? No
APTA student members are encouraged to visit the APTA Financial Solutions Center at https://www.apta.org/your-career/financial-management/financial-solutions-center.
Student Debt Summary
Average student debt from the DPT Program for students who graduated in 2023 - $156,385
Average total student debt after completing the DPT Program. Includes all student loan debt - $167,949
The Programs in Physical Therapy provides multiple opportunities for students to receive internal and external scholarships.