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Accredited Colleges Offering Respiratory Therapy Degrees

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The goal of respiratory therapists is to cure or improve breathing disorders that people may be born with or develop later in life. For example, a patient with bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease would seek treatment from a respiratory therapist. In order to clear the breathing pathways of patients, respiratory therapists have the responsibility of administering aerosolized drugs, facilitating the use of oxygen delivery devices, performing endotracheal intubation suctioning, putting patients on and off life support, inserting the arterial lines, collecting and interpreting arterial blood samples, and more.

To become a respiratory therapist, you must devote at least two years to obtaining your associate degree. If after this time, you would like to advance your career, you might consider obtaining a bachelor's degree or master's degree in respiratory therapy. Whatever degree you pursue, however, it must come from a school that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. If you receive a degree that is not accredited by one of these two agencies, you may have a difficult time becoming certified or even getting a job. Before you can start work as a respiratory therapist in the United States, you must receive your Certified Respiratory Therapist credential.

Respiratory therapists must, at the very minimum, complete their associate degree in respiratory therapy at a school accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. If you live anywhere in the United States, you must obtain your license before you can start working as a respiratory therapist. In order to be licensed, you must first meet the eligibility requirements provided by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

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Accredited Colleges Offering Respiratory Therapy Degrees
Partner Colleges ? Annual Tuition ? Recommend Rate
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Independence University Annual Tuition $9,133 Recommend Rate 67% (27 reviews)
21 Programs, 2 in Respiratory Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • Respiratory Care - Clinical Practice (BS)
  • Respiratory Care - Management (BS)
San Joaquin Valley College Annual Tuition $13,620 - $28,825 Recommend Rate 25% (4 reviews)
22 Programs, 1 in Respiratory Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Hesperia, Bakersfield, Rancho Cordova, Hanford, ...
  • Respiratory Therapy - Associate's
Northern Arizona University Annual Tuition $22,093 Recommend Rate 100% (13 reviews)
85 Programs, 1 in Respiratory Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Flagstaff
  • Bachelor's in Health Sciences - Respiratory Care
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Allegany College of Maryland
Campuses: Everett, Somerset
Annual Tuition $7,440 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alvin Community College
Campuses: Alvin
Annual Tuition $3,670 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Amarillo College
Campuses: Amarillo, Dumas, Hereford
Annual Tuition $4,362 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Career College
Campuses: Los Angeles, Anaheim, Ontario, Long Beach
Annual Tuition $34,450 - $34,950 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
American College for Medical Careers
Campuses: Orlando
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate Add Review
American River College
Campuses: Sacramento
Annual Tuition $7,200 Recommend Rate Add Review
Andrew College
Campuses: Cuthbert
Annual Tuition $13,560 Recommend Rate Add Review
Angelina College
Campuses: Lufkin
Annual Tuition $4,560 Recommend Rate Add Review
Antelope Valley College
Campuses: Lancaster
Annual Tuition $5,664 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
Campuses: Mountain Home
Annual Tuition $4,080 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Armstrong State University
Campuses: Savannah
Annual Tuition $14,847 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Ashland Community and Technical College
Campuses: Ashland
Annual Tuition $12,096 Recommend Rate Add Review
Athens Technical College
Campuses: Athens
Annual Tuition $4,566 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Atlantic Cape Community College
Campuses: Mays Landing
Annual Tuition $7,195 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
Augusta Technical College
Campuses: Augusta, Grovetown, Thomson, Waynesboro
Annual Tuition $4,538 Recommend Rate Add Review
Autry Technology Center
Campuses: Enid
Annual Tuition $3,270 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College
Campuses: Cadillac, West Branch, Fremont, Cass City, ...
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate 0% (4 reviews)
Ball State University
Campuses: Muncie
Annual Tuition $24,124 Recommend Rate 100% (5 reviews)
Baltimore City Community College
Campuses: Baltimore
Annual Tuition $5,380 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Campuses: Memphis
Annual Tuition $12,480 Recommend Rate Add Review
Bellarmine University
Campuses: Louisville
Annual Tuition $34,890 Recommend Rate Add Review
Bergen Community College
Campuses: Paramus
Annual Tuition $7,854 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Berkshire Community College
Campuses: Pittsfield
Annual Tuition $10,294 Recommend Rate Add Review
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Campuses: Prestonsburg
Annual Tuition $12,096 Recommend Rate Add Review
Black River Technical College
Campuses: Pocahontas
Annual Tuition $5,208 Recommend Rate Add Review
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Campuses: Lexington
Annual Tuition $12,156 Recommend Rate Add Review
Boise State University
Campuses: Boise
Annual Tuition $18,892 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)
Bossier Parish Community College
Campuses: Bossier City
Annual Tuition $6,841 Recommend Rate Add Review
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Campuses: Bowling Green
Annual Tuition $18,034 Recommend Rate 100% (8 reviews)
Bowling Green Technical College
Campuses: Bowling Green
Annual Tuition $12,096 Recommend Rate Add Review

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