Alabama contains six schools that offer diagnostic medical sonography programs. Virginia College-Birmingham, the highest-ranking diagnostic medical sonography school in AL, has a total student population of 7,060 and is the 2492nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 diagnostic medical sonography schools in Alabama, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($21,586/yr), with John C Calhoun State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,310/yr.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography students from Alabama schools who go on to become diagnostic medical sonographers, sonographers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,630 people working as diagnostic medical sonographers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $63,640.
Also, within the diagnostic medical sonography schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from diagnostic medical sonography, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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