Atchison, KS has sixteen respiratory therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Kansas, the highest ranked school in this group with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 29,242. It is the 984th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Respiratory Therapy students from Atchison 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.
Atchison lies in Atchison 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 16 respiratory therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Atchison, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,787/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with Park University as the lowest, reported at only $8,192/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atchison|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||21.1 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||42.3 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||43.3 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||59.1 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||59.7 miles|