South Dakota contains five schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in SD, has a total student population of 329 and is the 2376th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 respiratory therapy schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado Technical University of Sioux Falls comes out as the most expensive ($12,527/yr), with National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension as the lowest recorded at only $2,785/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from South Dakota 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 South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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