DeKalb, IL (population: 46,134) has thirty-eight respiratory therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois.
Respiratory Therapy students from DeKalb 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.
DeKalb lies in DeKalb county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary.
Of the 38 respiratory therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of DeKalb, 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) for respiratory therapy students, with Triton College as the lowest, reported at only $2,479/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from DeKalb|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||19.6 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||26.7 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||29.9 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||31.5 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||31.9 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||32.6 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||34.5 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||35.3 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||38.7 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||39.3 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||41.1 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||42.7 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||44.3 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||47.0 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||48.2 miles|