Virginia contains ten schools that offer sonography programs. Northern Virginia Community College, the highest-ranking sonography school in VA, has a total student population of 46,619 and is the 4565th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 sonography schools in Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southside Virginia Community College comes out as the most expensive ($7,642/yr), with Dabney S Lancaster Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,009/yr.
Sonography students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 570 employed pediatricians, general earning an average yearly salary of $166,800. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this state earn $62,810/yr and there are 1,080 employed.
Also, within the sonography schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from sonography, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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