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2023 Respiratory Care Therapy Cost

There are about 36,147 students enrolled in Respiratory Care Therapy in the USA.

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Respiratory care therapy is the 339th most expensive major in the nation, with a median cost of $20,096 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #340, Construction Management, with a median cost of $20,059).

New England has the most expensive schools with first-rate respiratory care therapy programs predominantly led by University of Hartford with an annual cost of $39,220. The most expensive state for respiratory care therapy is Connecticut also led by University of Hartford.

Public schools with good programs typically charge 70.16% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 29.93% less than the median private school. So, if you're hoping to attend a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition ASAP.

The most expensive top 25 college for respiratory care therapy is Bellarmine University. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Cupey Campus. It costs just $4,920 per year, but it is its respiratory care therapy program is ranked #57. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable college, Modesto Junior College  could be right for you, ranked #25 with an in-state cost of just $1,104. Another more affordable choice would be #24, Skyline College in San Mateo County, CA with a cost of $1,380 for in-state students and $9,570 for out-of-state students.

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