Arkansas City, KS has ten respiratory therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Newman University, the highest ranked school in this group with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 2,557. It is the 569th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Respiratory Therapy students from Arkansas City 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.
Arkansas City lies in Cowley county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas nonmetropolitan area has 444,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.63/hr average worker wage, and a $32,500 average annual salary.
Of the 10 respiratory therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Arkansas City, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Tulsa Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,406/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arkansas City|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||24.7 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||53.1 miles|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||71.9 miles|