Lafayette has a total population of 56,397 and a student population of 8,003. Of these students, 7,407 are enrolled in schools that offer respiratory therapy programs.
The largest respiratory therapy school in Lafayette, by student population, is Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette. In 2010, Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette graduated approximately 16 students from its respiratory therapy program.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a respiratory therapy degree from one of Lafayette's respiratory therapy schools. If you decide to attend a respiratory therapy school in Lafayette, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,090.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,060 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a respiratory therapy program in Lafayette.
If you decide to work as a respiratory therapist in Lafayette, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of respiratory therapists in Lafayette will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for respiratory therapists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a respiratory therapist in Lafayette is $50,130 per year, which is lower than the average for respiratory therapists state-wide.