Denver, CO (population: 609,651) has six respiratory therapy schools within its city limits. Regis University, the highest ranked school in the city with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 10,874. It is the 279th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Respiratory Therapy students from Denver 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.
Denver lies in Denver county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary.
Of the 6 respiratory therapy schools in Denver, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage College comes out as the most expensive ($26,404/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with Metropolitan State College of Denver as the lowest, reported at only $11,829/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Denver|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||6.9 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||11.4 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||16.2 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||55.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||63.2 miles|