South Bend, IN (population: 103,173) has eight diagnostic medical sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lewis University, the highest ranked school in this group with a diagnostic medical sonography program, has a total student population of 5,847. It is the 2094th highest ranked school in the USA and the 75th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Diagnostic Medical Sonography students from South Bend 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.
South Bend lies in St. Joseph county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the South Bend-Mishawaka-MI area has 128,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.8% unemployment rate, $18.07/hr average worker wage, and a $37,590 average annual salary.
Of the 8 diagnostic medical sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of South Bend, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Nothwestern College comes out as the most expensive ($26,938/yr) for diagnostic medical sonography students, with Triton College as the lowest, reported at only $2,479/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from South Bend|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||2.2 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||32.3 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||53.7 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||65.3 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||68.5 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||69.3 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||71.7 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||72.3 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||72.9 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||75.0 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||76.4 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||78.9 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||79.5 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||79.7 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||81.0 miles|