Pennsylvania contains 48 schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 48 respiratory therapy schools in Pennsylvania, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr), with Butler County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,342/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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