Massachusetts contains nineteen schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. Boston University, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in MA, has a total student population of 31,960 and is the 32nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 respiratory therapy schools in Massachusetts, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr), with Massasoit Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,610/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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