Minnesota contains 20 schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 20 respiratory therapy schools in Minnesota, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Minneapolis/St Paul Campus comes out as the most expensive ($26,850/yr), with Northland Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $9,208/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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