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2022 Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Respiratory Care Therapy in the Southeast Region

109 Colleges in the Southeast Region
1,328 Associate Degrees
If you pursue a associate degree in respiratory care therapy/therapist, you won't be alone. The field of study is the #27 most popular program in the country. So, there are lots of possibilities to explore when you're trying to determine where you want to get your degree.

College Factual reviewed 109 schools in the Southeast Region to determine which ones were the most popular for associate degree seekers in the field of respiratory care therapy/therapist. Combined, these schools handed out 1,328 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 in the Southeast Region The respiratory care therapy/therapist associate degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. As an aid in helping you pick the right school for you, we created our Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Respiratory Care Therapy in the Southeast Region ranking.

While being high in popularity does not always mean a school has a quality respiratory care therapy/therapist program, it is a sign that a large number of students choose the school. This may be due to it being a great value, it offering a stellar educational experience, or the subject is a major focus of the school.

More Ways to Rank Respiratory Care Therapy Schools

This ranking is just one of the many we have created. First of all, if you are interested in other degree levels, you may want to take a look at one of the rankings highlighted above. Also, if you are interested in attending school in a specific part of the country, see our rankings by location. Plus, you can view our other rankings for respiratory care therapy/therapist.

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The following list ranks 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.

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

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

Wallace State Community College, Hanceville is one of the most popular schools in the country for getting an associate degree in respiratory care therapy/therapist. Located in the distant town of Hanceville, Wallace State, Hanceville is a public college with a small 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 Alabama.

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

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

Concorde Career College - Memphis is a popular decision for individuals pursuing an associate degree in respiratory care therapy/therapist. Located in the large city of Memphis, Concorde Career College - Memphis is a private for-profit college with a small student population. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #6 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Tennessee.

There were approximately 36 respiratory care therapy/therapist individuals who graduated with this degree at Concorde Career College - Memphis in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

Valencia College

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

Every student pursuing a degree in an associate degree in respiratory care therapy/therapist needs to check out Valencia College. Located in the city of Orlando, Valencia College is a public college with a fairly large student population. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Florida.

There were roughly 33 respiratory care therapy/therapist students 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 one of the most popular schools in the country for getting an associate degree in respiratory care therapy/therapist. Located in the large suburb of Richmond, Reynolds Community College is a public college with a moderately-sized 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 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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25 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In AL
#3 Best Quality In AL

Shelton State Community College is a small public college located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Alabama.

There were roughly 25 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at Shelton State Community College in the most recent data year.

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#6

Carver Career Center

Charleston, WV
22 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In WV
#1 Best Quality In WV

Located in the medium-sized suburb of Charleston, Carver Career Center is a public school with a fairly small student population. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in West Virginia.

There were approximately 22 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at Carver Career Center in the most recent data year.

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22 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In SC
#4 Best Quality In SC

Florence-Darlington Technical College is a small public college located in the suburb of Florence. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #4 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in South Carolina.

There were approximately 22 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at Florence-Darlington Technical College in the most recent data year.

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#8

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL
21 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In FL
#14 Best Quality In FL

SPC is a very large public college located in the small city of Clearwater.

There were approximately 21 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at SPC in the most recent year we have data available.

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20 Annual Associate Degrees
#3 Most Popular In FL
#19 Best Quality In FL

Concorde Career Institute - Tampa is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Tampa.

There were approximately 20 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at Concorde Career Institute - Tampa in the most recent year we have data available.

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20 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In NC
#3 Best Quality In NC

FTCC is a fairly large public college located in the medium-sized city of Fayetteville. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in North Carolina.

There were approximately 20 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at FTCC in the most recent year we have data available.

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20 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In NC
#1 Best Quality In NC

Central Piedmont Community College is a large public college located in the city of Charlotte. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in North Carolina.

There were about 20 respiratory care therapy/therapist individuals who graduated with this degree at Central Piedmont Community College in the most recent data year.

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20 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In GA
#2 Best Quality In GA

Located in the suburb of Griffin, Southern Crescent Technical College is a public college with a medium-sized student population. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Georgia.

There were about 20 respiratory care therapy/therapist individuals who graduated with this degree at Southern Crescent Technical College in the most recent data year.

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19 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In MS
#6 Best Quality In MS

Located in the remote area of Poplarville, Pearl River Community College is a public college with a medium-sized student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #6 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Mississippi.

There were about 19 respiratory care therapy/therapist individuals who graduated with this degree at Pearl River Community College in the most recent data year.

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19 Annual Associate Degrees
#3 Most Popular In AL
#2 Best Quality In AL

Jeff State is a moderately-sized public college located in the midsize city of Birmingham. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Alabama. More information about a associate in respiratory care therapy/therapist from Jefferson State Community College

#13

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL
19 Annual Associate Degrees
#4 Most Popular In FL
#8 Best Quality In FL

Santa Fe College is a large public college located in the medium-sized suburb of Gainesville. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #8 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in Florida.

There were roughly 19 respiratory care therapy/therapist students who graduated with this degree at Santa Fe College in the most recent year we have data available.

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19 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In WV
#2 Best Quality In WV

BridgeValley Community & Technical College is a small public college located in the medium-sized suburb of South Charleston. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for associate degrees in respiratory care therapy/therapist in West Virginia.

There were approximately 19 respiratory care therapy/therapist individuals who graduated with this degree at BridgeValley Community & Technical College in the most recent year we have data available.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Respiratory Care Therapy students in the Southeast Region that almost earned our Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Respiratory Care Therapy in the Southeast Region award.

Rank College Location
17 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
17 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
17 Florida National University - Main Campus Hialeah, FL
20 Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Cumberland, KY
20 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
22 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
22 Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL
22 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
22 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
22 Somerset Community College Somerset, KY
22 Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Mount Gay, WV

Best Respiratory Care Therapy Colleges by State

Explore the most popular respiratory care therapy/therapist schools for a specific state in the Southeast Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 267 83
North Carolina 245 170
Florida 224 367
Georgia 214 134
West Virginia 177 40
Virginia 156 103
Tennessee 154 102
Arkansas 152 60
Kentucky 138 98
Alabama 117 81
Louisiana 110 60
South Carolina 98 81

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Respiratory Care Therapy is one of 20 different types of Allied Health Professions programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Related Major Annual Graduates
Radiologic Technology 1,546
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1,422
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 1,338
Surgical Technology 1,009
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 852
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 231
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 77
Physician Assistant 53
Athletic Training 35
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 34

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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