Kentucky contains nineteen schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. Midway College, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in KY, has a total student population of 1,392 and is the 327th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 respiratory therapy schools in Kentucky, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bellarmine University comes out as the most expensive ($22,020/yr), with Maysville Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,255/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from Kentucky 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.
Also, within the respiratory therapy schools in Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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