Following are the top accredited schools for respiratory therapy programs:

University of Missouri
- The Respiratory Therapy Program was established in 1967. The program is credited to be among the country's first baccalaureate degree programs in Respiratory Therapy.
- The University of Missouri Bachelor's Degree Respiratory Therapy programs (MU Campus, and MU satellite at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis) are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Stony Brook University
- The Respiratory Care Program is housed in the Health Sciences Center on east campus within the School of Health Technology and Management. The Program is accredited by the CoARC.
- Upon graduation from the program, students are granted a Bachelor of Science degree from Stony Brook University and a certificate of completion in respiratory care.

Prince George's Community College
- The Respiratory Therapy Program will prepare students to care for patients with chronic respiratory diseases and provide innovative management of trauma patients.
- The College is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education and by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Respiratory Therapy Program is fully accredited by the CoARC.

Ohlone College
- Upon completion of the Respiratory Therapist Program graduates are eligible to sit for the California State License Examination for Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP). Once the RCP Credential has been attained graduates are eligible to sit for the Advanced Level Practitioner Examinations (RRT) of the National Board for Respiratory Care.
- Ohlone College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Foothill College
- It offers the two-year therapist program (Associate in Science Degree) to prepare students for employment in the exciting high-tech health care field of respiratory care.
- Foothill College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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