Dubuque, IA (population: 57,153) has ten radiology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Iowa, the highest ranked school in this group with a radiology program, has a total student population of 28,987. It is the 782nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Radiology students from Dubuque schools who go on to become radiologic technicians, radiologists, radiology technicians, professor of radiologies, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 213,560 people working as radiologic technologists and technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $54,180.
Dubuque lies in Dubuque county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Dubuque area has 51,010 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,570 average annual salary.
Of the 10 radiology schools with a 100-mile radius of Dubuque, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($13,888/yr) for radiology students, with Sauk Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,458/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dubuque|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||62.2 miles|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||68.8 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||72.7 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||89.6 miles|
|La Crosse||WI||50,893||3||27.5304||229||95.9 miles|