Iowa contains thirteen schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. Mercy College of Health Sciences, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in IA, has a total student population of 793 and is the 1687th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 respiratory therapy schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Ambrose University comes out as the most expensive ($21,089/yr), with Southeastern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,121/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from Iowa 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 Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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