Lansing, MI (population: 112,579) has forty-one respiratory therapy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Grand Valley State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a respiratory therapy program, has a total student population of 24,408. It is the 159th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Respiratory Therapy students from Lansing 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.
Lansing lies in Ingham county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Lansing-East Lansing area has 200,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.57/hr average worker wage, and a $42,790 average annual salary.
Of the 41 respiratory therapy schools with a 100-mile radius of Lansing, only 15 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Metro Detroit Campus comes out as the most expensive ($26,398/yr) for respiratory therapy students, with Monroe County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,790/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lansing|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||4.1 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||34.9 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||44.8 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||51.3 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||58.9 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||60.3 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||61.5 miles|
|University Center||MI||-||2||19.8891||261||65.3 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||65.7 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||66.9 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||70.4 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||70.7 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||72.6 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||75.2 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||77.9 miles|