West Virginia contains three schools that offer sonography programs. Alderson Broaddus College, the highest-ranking sonography school in WV, has a total student population of 711 and is the 629th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 sonography schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alderson Broaddus College comes out as the most expensive ($14,694/yr), with Mountain State University as the lowest recorded at only $7,372/yr.
Sonography students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 140 employed pediatricians, general earning an average yearly salary of $145,880. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this state earn $48,680/yr and there are 290 employed.
Also, within the sonography schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from sonography, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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