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2022 Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Respiratory Care Therapy

353 Colleges in the United States
5,201 Associate Degrees
Ranked #27 in popularity, respiratory care therapy/therapist is one of the most sought-after associate degree programs in the nation. This means there are lots of options to choose from when you decide to get your degree.

College Factual looked at 353 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Respiratory Care Therapy ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 5,201 associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Respiratory Care Therapy School for Your Associate Degree

Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Respiratory Care Therapy Your choice of school for getting your associate degree in respiratory care therapy/therapist matters. We created our Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Respiratory Care Therapy ranking to make it a little easier to choose the right one for you.

Being popular does not always equate to overall quality, but a school with a large number of respiratory care therapy/therapist students usually has them for a reason. Sometimes this is because the school offers a great educational experience, it is a good value, or it is highly focused on the program.

One Size Does Not Fit All

We have also developed a number of other rankings to help guide you in your decision-making process. To begin with, if this is not the degree level you are most interested in, you may want to check out one of the others noted above. If you would prefer to limit your search to a specific state or region of the county, see our rankings by location. On top of that, you can visit our other rankings for respiratory care therapy/therapist.

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Below you'll see a list of the most popular colleges and universities for pursuing an associate degree in respiratory care therapy/therapist. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Most Well Attended Schools for Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Students Working on Their Associate

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN
136 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In IN
#1 Best Quality In IN

Ivy Tech Community College is a popular decision for students pursuing an associate degree in respiratory care therapy/therapist. Ivy Tech Community College is a very large public college located in the large city of Indianapolis. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Indiana.

There were about 136 respiratory care therapy/therapist individuals who graduated with this degree at Ivy Tech Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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54 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In CA
#18 Best Quality In CA

Every student who is interested in an associate degree in respiratory care therapy/therapist needs to take a look at American Career College - Ontario. Located in the medium-sized city of Ontario, American Career College - Ontario is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

There were roughly 54 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at American Career College - Ontario in the most recent year we have data available.

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51 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In CA
#24 Best Quality In CA

Any student who is interested in an associate degree in respiratory care therapy/therapist has to check out Concorde Career College - Garden Grove. Concorde Career College - Garden Grove is a small private for-profit college located in the large suburb of Garden Grove.

There were approximately 51 respiratory care therapy/therapist individuals who graduated with this degree at Concorde Career College - Garden Grove in the most recent data year.

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51 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In CA
#19 Best Quality In CA

Any student pursuing a degree in an associate degree in respiratory care therapy/therapist needs to check out American Career College - Anaheim. Located in the large city of Anaheim, American Career College - Anaheim is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

There were roughly 51 respiratory care therapy/therapist individuals who graduated with this degree at American Career College - Anaheim in the most recent year we have data available.

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50 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In AZ
#5 Best Quality In AZ

PMI Mesa is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Mesa. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #5 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Arizona.

There were about 50 respiratory care therapy/therapist individuals who graduated with this degree at PMI Mesa in the most recent year we have data available.

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50 Annual Associate Degrees
#4 Most Popular In CA
#20 Best Quality In CA

Located in the suburb of Alhambra, Platt College - Los Angeles is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

There were roughly 50 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at Platt College - Los Angeles in the most recent data year.

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43 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In CO
#4 Best Quality In CO

Concorde Career College - Aurora is a small private for-profit college located in the large city of Aurora. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #4 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Colorado.

There were about 43 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at Concorde Career College - Aurora in the most recent data year.

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43 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In NY
#3 Best Quality In NY

BMCC is a very large public college located in the large city of New York. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in New York. More information about a associate in respiratory care therapy/therapist from Borough of Manhattan Community College

43 Annual Associate Degrees
#5 Most Popular In CA
#22 Best Quality In CA

Concorde Career College - North Hollywood is a small private for-profit college located in the large city of North Hollywood.

There were approximately 43 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at Concorde Career College - North Hollywood in the most recent year we have data available.

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42 Annual Associate Degrees
#6 Most Popular In CA
#26 Best Quality In CA

Located in the large city of San Diego, California College San Diego is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

There were approximately 42 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at California College San Diego in the most recent data year.

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41 Annual Associate Degrees
#7 Most Popular In CA
#12 Best Quality In CA

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia is a small private for-profit college located in the rural area of Visalia.

There were about 41 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia in the most recent year we have data available.

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41 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In AZ
#1 Best Quality In AZ

GateWay Community College is a small public college located in the large city of Phoenix. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Arizona.

There were approximately 41 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at GateWay Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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38 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In TX
#2 Best Quality In TX

Located in the suburb of Pasadena, San Jacinto College is a public college with a fairly large student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Texas.

There were roughly 38 respiratory care therapy/therapist individuals who graduated with this degree at San Jacinto College in the most recent data year.

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38 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In AL
#1 Best Quality In AL

Wallace State, Hanceville is a small public college located in the distant town of Hanceville. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Alabama.

There were about 38 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at Wallace State, Hanceville in the most recent data year.

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36 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In TN
#6 Best Quality In TN

Concorde Career College - Memphis is a small private for-profit college located in the city of Memphis. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #6 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Tennessee.

There were about 36 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at Concorde Career College - Memphis in the most recent data year.

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35 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In CO
#3 Best Quality In CO

PMI Denver is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Denver. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Colorado.

There were approximately 35 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at PMI Denver in the most recent year we have data available.

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35 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In UT
#1 Best Quality In UT

Located in the city of Ogden, WSU is a public university with a fairly large student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Utah.

There were roughly 35 respiratory care therapy/therapist individuals who graduated with this degree at WSU in the most recent year we have data available.

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#18

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, IL
34 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In IL
#1 Best Quality In IL

Located in the suburb of Glen Ellyn, COD is a public college with a very large student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Illinois.

There were approximately 34 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at COD in the most recent year we have data available.

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#19

Valencia College

Orlando, FL
33 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In FL
#2 Best Quality In FL

Valencia College is a very large public college located in the large city of Orlando. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #2 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Florida.

There were approximately 33 respiratory care therapy/therapist individuals who graduated with this degree at Valencia College in the most recent year we have data available.

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32 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In VA
#2 Best Quality In VA

Reynolds Community College is a medium-sized public college located in the large suburb of Richmond. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Virginia.

There were roughly 32 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at Reynolds Community College in the most recent data year.

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#20

Crafton Hills College

Yucaipa, CA
32 Annual Associate Degrees
#8 Most Popular In CA
#8 Best Quality In CA

Located in the rural area of Yucaipa, CHC is a public college with a medium-sized student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #8 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in California.

There were approximately 32 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at CHC in the most recent year we have data available.

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32 Annual Associate Degrees
#8 Most Popular In CA
#25 Best Quality In CA

Concorde Career College - San Bernardino is a small private for-profit college located in the city of San Bernardino.

There were about 32 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at Concorde Career College - San Bernardino in the most recent data year.

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#23

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX
31 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In TX
#3 Best Quality In TX

North Harris Montgomery is a fairly large public college located in the small city of The Woodlands. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Texas.

There were roughly 31 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at North Harris Montgomery in the most recent year we have data available.

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31 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In MO
#6 Best Quality In MO

SLCHC is a small private for-profit college located in the suburb of Fenton. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #6 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Missouri.

There were approximately 31 respiratory care therapy/therapist individuals who graduated with this degree at SLCHC in the most recent year we have data available.

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#25

St Philip's College

San Antonio, TX
30 Annual Associate Degrees
#3 Most Popular In TX
#6 Best Quality In TX

St Philip's College is a fairly large public college located in the large city of San Antonio. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #6 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Texas.

There were roughly 30 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at St Philip's College in the most recent data year.

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#25

St Philip's College

San Antonio, TX
#27

Butte College

Oroville, CA
#27

El Centro College

Dallas, TX
#29

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, OK

#29

Grossmont College

El Cajon, CA

#33

Los Angeles Valley College

Valley Glen, CA

#44

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA
#44

Skyline College

San Bruno, CA
#44

South Texas College

McAllen, TX
#44

Modesto Junior College

Modesto, CA

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Respiratory Care Therapy badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 353 different United States respiratory care therapy/therapist schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
44 Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence, SC
44 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
44 Pueblo Community College Pueblo, CO
44 Napa Valley College Napa, CA
44 Carver Career Center Charleston, WV

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Respiratory Care Therapy award.

Rank College Location
55 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
55 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
55 Missouri Southern State University Joplin, MO
55 McLennan Community College Waco, TX
55 Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA
55 Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI
61 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
61 Concorde Career Institute - Tampa Tampa, FL
61 Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville, NC
61 Rose State College Midwest City, OK
61 Collin County Community College District McKinney, TX
61 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
61 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
61 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
69 Jefferson State Community College Birmingham, AL
69 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
69 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
69 Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
69 East Los Angeles College Monterey Park, CA
69 BridgeValley Community & Technical College South Charleston, WV
69 Concorde Career Colleges Kansas City, MO
69 Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS
69 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
69 City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College Chicago, IL

Respiratory Care Therapy by Region

View the Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Respiratory Care Therapy for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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One of 20 majors within the Allied Health Professions area of study, Respiratory Care Therapy has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Radiologic Technology 6,141
Surgical Technology 3,665
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 3,560
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 3,526
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 3,244
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 891
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology 246
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 192
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 188
Athletic Training 140

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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