Illinois contains 30 schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 30 respiratory therapy schools in Illinois, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr), with Triton College as the lowest recorded at only $2,479/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from Illinois 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 Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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