Respiratory Therapy in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in Minnesota


Each year, approximately 0.0% of Minnesota graduates receive degrees in respiratory therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 70 respiratory therapists graduate from Minnesota's 5 respiratory therapy schools.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a respiratory therapy program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. 12 students graduated with a degree in respiratory therapy from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a respiratory therapy program is St. Catherine University. St. Catherine University, which was ranked 71st in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, 8 students graduated from St. Catherine University respiratory therapy program. Students at St. Catherine University paid $30,168 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota with a respiratory therapy program is Northland Community and Technical College, which is located in Thief River Falls. In 2010, it was ranked 86th nationwide. 12 students graduated with degree in respiratory therapy from Northland Community and Technical College in 2010. Northland Community and Technical College charged in-state students $5,099 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Minnesota's respiratory therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $11,376 per year, though tuition can range from $30,168 per year to $4,608 per year. In 2010, the respiratory therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Minnesota were:

  1. St. Catherine University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,168 per year
  2. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $12,288 per year
  3. Northland Community and Technical College - located in Thief River Falls, students are charged $5,099 per year

The respiratory therapy schools in Minnesota that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Lake Superior College - located in Duluth, students are charged $4,608 per year
  2. Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $4,719 per year
  3. Northland Community and Technical College - located in Thief River Falls, students are charged $5,099 per year

A respiratory therapy degree from a Minnesota school... what next?

A large number of Minnesota respiratory therapy graduates become respiratory therapists. If you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Minnesota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,550 Minnesota respiratory therapists as of 2010. The Minnesota counties with the largest populations of respiratory therapists are:

  1. Anoka County - 1,010 respiratory therapists
  2. Dodge County - 220 respiratory therapists
  3. Carlton County - 130 respiratory therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of respiratory therapists in Minnesota will grow by 23%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,550 respiratory therapists working in Minnesota.

Salary

On average, respiratory therapists earn $59,950 per year. But, salaries for respiratory therapists can vary. In 2010, respiratory therapists made as little as less than $38,570 per year or as much as more than $82,310 per year in Minnesota. A respiratory therapist in the following Minnesota counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Dodge County - $65,830 per year
  2. Anoka County - $60,290 per year
  3. Carlton County - $56,930 per year

On average, respiratory therapists earns the least in the following Minnesota counties:

  1. Becker County - $52,140 per year
  2. Brown County - $52,770 per year
  3. Carlton County - $56,930 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Minnesota statistics regarding a career in respiratory therapy and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as health science or allied health.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Respiratory Therapy in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy in Minnesota

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,383 miles from location University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis MN 86.0842 32% 51,659
6,377 miles from location Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College Saint Paul MN 13.6942 n/a 6,010
6,381 miles from location St. Catherine University Saint Paul MN 28.6143 29% 5,277
6,326 miles from location Lake Superior College Duluth MN 12.6413 n/a 4,898
6,509 miles from location Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls MN 14.4508 n/a 4,243
 

Curious what studying Respiratory Therapy gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Minnesota

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Respiratory Therapists + 1,550 $59,950 32.5%
2
Respiratory Therapy Technicians + 70 $51,070 -58.8%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are respiratory therapy related jobs in Minnesota