San Marcos has a total population of 34,733 and a student population of 30,803. Of these students, 30,803 are enrolled in schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
San Marcos's largest respiratory therapy school is Texas State University-San Marcos. In 2010, Texas State University-San Marcos graduated approximately 33 students with credentials in respiratory therapy.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a respiratory therapy degree in San Marcos. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,148 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all San Marcos respiratory therapy schools was an average of $24,796 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,050 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a respiratory therapy program in San Marcos. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,392 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,278.
Many respiratory therapy graduates choose to work as respiratory therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in San Marcos, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 8,940 respiratory therapists in Texas. Of these respiratory therapists, 640 were working in the greater San Marcos area. By the year 2018, the number of respiratory therapists is expected to increase by 33% in San Marcos. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a respiratory therapist in San Marcos is $54,150 per year, which is higher than the average for respiratory therapists state-wide.