Mississippi contains twelve schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. Pearl River Community College, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in MS, has a total student population of 5,519 and is the 1741st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 respiratory therapy schools in Mississippi, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belhaven College comes out as the most expensive ($19,298/yr), with Pearl River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,515/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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