Arkansas contains thirteen schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. Harding University, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in AR, has a total student population of 6,484 and is the 224th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 respiratory therapy schools in Arkansas, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home comes out as the most expensive ($14,991/yr), with Black River Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $4,517/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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