Iowa contains four schools that offer sonography programs. University of Iowa, the highest-ranking sonography school in IA, has a total student population of 28,987 and is the 782nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 sonography schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mercy College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($16,028/yr), with Eastern Iowa Community College District as the lowest recorded at only $8,427/yr.
Sonography students from Iowa 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. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 110 employed pediatricians, general earning an average yearly salary of $206,390. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this state earn $57,640/yr and there are 460 employed.
Also, within the sonography schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from sonography, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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