North Carolina contains 25 schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in NC, has a total student population of 28,916 and is the 20th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 25 respiratory therapy schools in North Carolina, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Raleigh Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,904/yr), with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,178/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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