Respiratory care program ranks No. 2 in U.S. survey

San Antonio (Jan. 12, 2004) – The respiratory care education program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC) is one of the best programs of its type in the country, according to a “coaches’ poll” published recently in the American Association for Respiratory Care Education Section Bulletin.

Respiratory care education program directors were asked to rank their top five picks for best bachelor’s degree respiratory therapy programs nationwide. The directors made their selections from a list of the 54 accredited baccalaureate degree respiratory care education programs in the United States – and program directors were not allowed to vote for their own programs. The survey was not a scientific rating of program quality.

A No. 1 ranking was assigned five points, a No. 2 ranking received four points, a No. 3 was 3 points, a No. 4 was 2 points and a No. 5 was 1 point. Scores were combined from all returned surveys to arrive at a school’s total score. The overall ranking follows:

1. Georgia State University, 42 points
2. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 35 points
3. SUNY Upstate Medical University, 26 points
4. Medical College of Georgia, 16 points
5. Northeastern University, 15 points
6. Ohio State University, 9 points
7. Loma Linda University, 7 points
8. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 6 points
9. Indiana University, 6 points
10. University of Kansas Medical Center, 4 points

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