Sacramento, CA (population: 475,452) has three sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lincoln University, the highest ranked school in this group with a sonography program, has a total student population of 629. It is the 1163rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 86th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Sonography students from Sacramento schools who go on to become sonographers, sonography specialists, diagnostic medical sonographers, ultrasonographers, 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, Pediatricians, general make on average $161,410 per year and there are about 29,460 of them employed in the US today.
Of the 3 sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of Sacramento, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Career College-Citrus Heights comes out as the most expensive ($24,732/yr) for sonography students, with Foothill College as the lowest, reported at only $7,111/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sacramento|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||4.4 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||9.4 miles|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||40.2 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||55.7 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||67.6 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||70.1 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||73.5 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||76.8 miles|