Respiratory Therapy in Ohio

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Schools Offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in Ohio

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Ohio students graduate with degrees in respiratory therapy. Thus, Ohio's 22 respiratory therapy schools put out approximately 363 respiratory therapists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Ohio that has a respiratory therapy program is Ohio State University-Main Campus. Ohio State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Columbus. 19 students graduated with a degree in respiratory therapy from Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2010. Tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus was $9,420 per year.

Kettering College of Medical Arts, which was ranked 40th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Ohio that has a respiratory therapy program. It is located in Dayton. In 2010, 13 students graduated from Kettering College of Medical Arts respiratory therapy program. The tuition rate at Kettering College of Medical Arts was $8,784 per year.

The third-ranked school in Ohio that has a respiratory therapy program is Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton. Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton, which was ranked 57th in the country in 2010, is located in Dayton. In 2010, 40 students graduated from Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton respiratory therapy program. The tuition rate at Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton was $12,672 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Ohio's respiratory therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,759 per year, though tuition can range from $18,808 per year to $1,735 per year. In 2010, the respiratory therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Ohio were:

  1. University of Rio Grande - located in Rio Grande, students are charged $18,808 per year
  2. Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton - located in Dayton, students are charged $12,672 per year
  3. Ohio State University-Main Campus - located in Columbus, students are charged $9,420 per year

The following Ohio respiratory therapy schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Cuyahoga Community College District - located in Cleveland, students are charged $2,537 per year
  3. Eastern Gateway Community College - located in Steubenville, students are charged $2,790 per year

A respiratory therapy degree from an Ohio school... what next?

A large number of Ohio respiratory therapy graduates become respiratory therapists. If you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Ohio, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 5,460 Ohio respiratory therapists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Ohio respiratory therapists:

  1. Cuyahoga County - 1,250 respiratory therapists
  2. Delaware County - 750 respiratory therapists
  3. Dearborn County - 740 respiratory therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of respiratory therapists in the state of Ohio will grow to 6,160. This would require a 16% growth in the profession.


A respiratory therapist in Ohio makes an average of $51,030 per year. However, Ohio respiratory therapists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $33,900 per year to more than $63,890 per year in 2010. The counties in Ohio with the highest average salary for a respiratory therapist are:

  1. Dearborn County - $53,330 per year
  2. Mahoning County - $52,020 per year
  3. Fulton County - $51,850 per year

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

  1. Adams County - $46,950 per year
  2. Portage County - $47,610 per year
  3. Ashland County - $48,900 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in respiratory therapy in Ohio and to compare salaries with various related fields such as health science or allied health, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Respiratory Therapy in Ohio
  • Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy in Ohio
  • Certificate in Respiratory Therapy in Ohio

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,855 miles from location Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus OH 85.5159 49% 55,014
5,795 miles from location Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland OH 9.90183 n/a 29,807
5,854 miles from location Columbus State Community College Columbus OH 11.6792 n/a 28,539
5,783 miles from location University of Akron Main Campus Akron OH 24.4078 n/a 25,959
5,895 miles from location University of Toledo Toledo OH 26.8042 n/a 23,064
5,917 miles from location Sinclair Community College Dayton OH 11.8406 n/a 21,561
5,738 miles from location Youngstown State University Youngstown OH 22.3377 n/a 14,644
5,778 miles from location Stark State College of Technology Canton OH 12.024 n/a 12,476
5,932 miles from location Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati OH 11.9536 n/a 10,165
5,779 miles from location Lakeland Community College Willoughby OH 9.50558 n/a 9,406
5,847 miles from location Shawnee State University Portsmouth OH 15.9698 n/a 4,300
5,912 miles from location James A Rhodes State College Lima OH 12.4985 n/a 4,147
5,913 miles from location University of Cincinnati-Clermont College Batavia OH 9.35826 n/a 3,713
5,837 miles from location North Central State College Mansfield OH 9.94322 n/a 3,595
5,883 miles from location Southern State Community College Hillsboro OH 12.6745 n/a 3,363
5,841 miles from location Bowling Green State University-Firelands Huron OH 7.82408 n/a 2,455
5,768 miles from location Washington State Community College Marietta OH 20.0648 n/a 2,184
5,734 miles from location Eastern Gateway Community College Steubenville OH 13.0816 n/a 2,120
5,815 miles from location University of Rio Grande Rio Grande OH 21.2168 n/a 2,096
5,916 miles from location Kettering College of Medical Arts Dayton OH 60.382 75% 899
5,916 miles from location Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton Dayton OH 43.1871 100% 621
5,818 miles from location O C Collins Career Center Chesapeake OH 30.0255 n/a 440

Curious what studying Respiratory Therapy gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Respiratory Therapists + 5,460 $51,030 2.2%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians + 330 $41,590 -36.5%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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