Minnesota contains seven schools that offer sonography programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking sonography school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 sonography schools in Minnesota, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Twin Cities comes out as the most expensive ($24,850/yr), with Saint Cloud Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $7,116/yr.
Sonography students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 920 employed pediatricians, general earning an average yearly salary of $199,440. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this state earn $67,520/yr and there are 1,210 employed.
Also, within the sonography schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from sonography, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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