With an overall population of 90,943 and a student population of 8,859, approximately 5,132 of Odessa students attend one of Odessa's schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
The largest respiratory therapy school in Odessa, by student population, is Odessa College. In 2010, Odessa College graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in respiratory therapy.
If you decide to attend one of Odessa's respiratory therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average of $10,750 per year in instate tuition and $11,590 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for respiratory therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,874 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,126.
If you plan on staying in Odessa after graduating from respiratory therapy school, you should know that job prospects for respiratory therapists in Odessa, which is the most popular respiratory therapy profession, are good. The government projects that the number of respiratory therapists in Odessa will increase by 33% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.