Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has four respiratory therapy schools within its city limits. College America-Colorado Springs, the highest ranked school in the city with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 675. It is the 4589th highest ranked school in the USA and the 78th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Respiratory Therapy students from Colorado Springs 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.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary.
Of the 4 respiratory therapy schools in Colorado Springs, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College America-Colorado Springs comes out as the most expensive ($28,101/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with National American University-Colorado Springs as the lowest, reported at only $9,814/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|