Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has four respiratory therapy schools within its city limits. Hawaii Pacific University, the highest ranked school in the city with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 8,113. It is the 589th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Hawaii (#1 is University of Hawaii at Manoa).
Respiratory Therapy students from Honolulu 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.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary.
Of the 4 respiratory therapy schools in Honolulu, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,566/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,425/yr.