Edwardsville, IL has fourteen respiratory therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Webster University, the highest ranked school in this group with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 19,372. It is the 177th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Missouri.
Respiratory Therapy students from Edwardsville 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.
Edwardsville lies in Madison county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the South Illinois nonmetropolitan area has 147,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.46/hr average worker wage, and a $36,310 average annual salary.
Of the 14 respiratory therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Edwardsville, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington University in St Louis comes out as the most expensive ($28,951/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with Southwestern Illinois College as the lowest, reported at only $4,238/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Edwardsville|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||19.5 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||26.6 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||30.6 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||35.5 miles|