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2023 Respiratory Care Therapy Students

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

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College can be an incredibly meaningful time of one's life; it is a time for individual growth and maturation. Scholars attempt to figure out their purpose and forge the requisite skills to become a halcyon adult. But growth isn't confined to the classroom - the conversations one has with their schoolmates, the funny story gained from an eccentric professor, the exposure to a different attitude. Therefore, attending a diverse college tremendously enriches what one gains from the time in school.

Respiratory Care Therapy is a more racially diverse major than average*. 55% of the United States' Respiratory Care Therapy majors are white students, followed by latino students (17%), black students (11%), and students of other races**(9%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Stony Brook University&nbspin Stony Brook, NY.

In addition, Respiratory Care Therapy significatly skews female, with a shade greater than 7/10 of students majoring in Respiratory Care Therapy identifying as women. Midland University in Fremont, NE has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another important type of diversity is financial diversity. Unfortunately, Respiratory Care Therapy is one of the US' least fiscally diverse subjects (Bottom 11%). 36% of its majors come from households making less than $30,000 a year, 16% are from households bringing in between $30,000 and $48,000 a year, and 19% grew up in very high income homes. Oregon Institute of Technology is the most economically diverse institution in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NY is the most diverse state for Respiratory Care Therapy. The Mid East is the most diverse region, and the America East is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 8%

  • Black: 11%

  • Latino: 17%

  • White: 55%

  • Other: 9%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 29%

  • Female: 71%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 36%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 15%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 19%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 83%

  • Out of State: 14%

  • International: 3%

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