Florida contains 52 schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. University of Miami, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in FL, has a total student population of 15,629 and is the 69th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 52 respiratory therapy schools in Florida, only 23 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ATI College of Health comes out as the most expensive ($41,680/yr), with Indian River State College as the lowest recorded at only $2,138/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from Florida 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 Florida, the average student population is 3,322 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 7625 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,875 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,879, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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