West Virginia contains thirteen schools that offer respiratory therapy programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking respiratory therapy school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 respiratory therapy schools in West Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($24,334/yr), with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $1,483/yr.
Respiratory Therapy students from West Virginia 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 West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from respiratory therapy, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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