Champaign, IL (population: 80,835) has one respiratory therapy school within its city limits. Parkland College has a total student population of 9,633. It is the 4764th highest ranked school in the USA and the 171st highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Respiratory Therapy students from Champaign 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.
Champaign lies in Champaign county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Champaign-Urbana area has 99,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $44,470 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Parkland College ends up costing a student $5,335/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Champaign|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||64.4 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||74.6 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||79.5 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||96.8 miles|