Alabama contains twelve schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in AL, has a total student population of 24,602 and is the 115th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 respiratory therapy schools in Alabama, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oakwood University comes out as the most expensive ($24,801/yr), with George C Wallace Community College-Dothan as the lowest recorded at only $3,596/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from Alabama schools who go on to become respiratory therapists, respiratory care specialists, respiratory care practitioners, certified respiratory therapists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 107,270 people working as respiratory therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $54,200.
Also, within the respiratory therapy schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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