Louisiana contains thirteen schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. Tulane University of Louisiana, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in LA, has a total student population of 11,464 and is the 60th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 respiratory therapy schools in Louisiana, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tulane University of Louisiana comes out as the most expensive ($25,174/yr), with Louisiana State University-Shreveport as the lowest recorded at only $4,364/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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