Burlington, NC (population: 53,389) has eight diagnostic medical sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Danville Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a diagnostic medical sonography program, has a total student population of 4,387. It is the 4650th highest ranked school in the USA and the 94th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Diagnostic Medical Sonography students from Burlington 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.
Burlington lies in Alamance county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Burlington area has 57,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $16.73/hr average worker wage, and a $34,800 average annual salary.
Of the 8 diagnostic medical sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of Burlington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fayetteville Technical Community College comes out as the most expensive ($13,508/yr) for diagnostic medical sonography students, with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Burlington|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||25.2 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||31.5 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||44.4 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||92.1 miles|