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Respiratory Care Therapy at Southwestern Illinois College

If you plan to study respiratory care therapy/therapist, take a look at what Southwestern Illinois College has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

SWIC is located in Belleville, Illinois and has a total student population of 6,906. During the the most recent year for which data is available, 14 students received their associate's degree in respiratory care therapy/therapist.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Respiratory Care Therapy section at the bottom of this page.

SWIC Respiratory Care Therapy Degrees Available

  • Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

SWIC Respiratory Care Therapy Rankings

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Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Student Demographics at SWIC

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the respiratory care therapy/therapist majors at Southwestern Illinois College.

SWIC Respiratory Care Therapy Associate’s Program

71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 29% of respiratory care therapy/therapist associate's degrees went to men and 71% went to women. The typical associate's degree program in respiratory care therapy/therapist only graduates about 27% men each year. The program at SWIC may seem more male-friendly since it graduates 1% more women than average.


The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in respiratory care therapy/therapist at SWIC are white. Around 71% fell into this category, which is below average for this degree.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Southwestern Illinois College with a associate's in respiratory care therapy/therapist.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 10
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Careers That Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Grads May Go Into

A degree in respiratory care therapy/therapist can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for IL, the home state for Southwestern Illinois College.

Occupation Jobs in IL Average Salary in IL
Health Specialties Professors 10,070 $105,140
Respiratory Therapists 4,150 $60,500
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 650 $56,340


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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