Rockford, IL (population: 159,109) has thirteen sonography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lewis University, the highest ranked school in this group with a 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).
Sonography students from Rockford 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.
Rockford lies in Winnebago county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Rockford area has 143,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,110 average annual salary.
Of the 13 sonography schools with a 100-mile radius of Rockford, only 6 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 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 Rockford|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||37.5 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||41.6 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||47.3 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||49.4 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||50.5 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||53.5 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||55.9 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||56.7 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||57.8 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||59.1 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||60.9 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||61.8 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||62.5 miles|