Oregon contains ten schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. Concorde Career Institute, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in OR, has a total student population of 720 and is the 1149th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 respiratory therapy schools in Oregon, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Portland comes out as the most expensive ($26,906/yr), with Mt Hood Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,174/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from Oregon 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 Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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