A degree in respiratory care is an option for those interested in working in healthcare without going into the traditional fields of medicine or nursing. A respiratory care therapist works with healthcare staff to support patients in need of support with breathing or who are incapable of breathing on their own. To earn a degree in respiratory care, there are both associate and bachelor’s degree options available, though most are offered through allied health universities rather than at liberal arts and research universities. Students will learn how to properly care for patients with breathing disorders and develop skills in patient assessment, cardiopulmonary disease, and general pharmacology. With a bachelor’s degree, patients will learn more advanced skills in areas such as disaster preparedness and research techniques.
Texas State University offers 3 Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 50 Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 45 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.
Midwestern State University offers 2 Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 95 Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 95 Bachelor's degrees.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston offers 1 Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 23 Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 23 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Texas State University San Marcos, TX||28 : 1||38,187|
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio, TX||15 : 1||3,386|
|Pima Medical Institute-Houston Houston, TX||24 : 1||989|
|Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, TX||25 : 1||5,969|
|Concorde Career College-Dallas Dallas, TX||49 : 1||632|
|Houston Community College Houston, TX||64 : 1||56,151|
|Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX||38 : 1||12,323|
|Concorde Career College-San Antonio San Antonio, TX||47 : 1||563|
|St Philip's College San Antonio, TX||60 : 1||12,962|
|The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Galveston, TX||29 : 1||3,354|
|McLennan Community College Waco, TX||40 : 1||8,705|
|Cisco College Cisco, TX||41 : 1||3,563|
|Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX||81 : 1||74,300|
|San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX||61 : 1||32,452|
|Weatherford College Weatherford, TX||44 : 1||5,943|
|Temple College Temple, TX||38 : 1||4,887|
|Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX||36 : 1||12,008|
|Texas Southern University Houston, TX||21 : 1||9,034|
|Collin County Community College District McKinney, TX||75 : 1||35,132|
|Amarillo College Amarillo, TX||50 : 1||9,739|