Alabama contains five schools that offer ultrasound programs. Virginia College-Birmingham, the highest-ranking ultrasound school in AL, has a total student population of 7,060 and is the 2492nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 ultrasound schools in Alabama, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($21,586/yr), with Lurleen B Wallace Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,553/yr.
Ultrasound students from Alabama schools who go on to become ultrasonographers, ultrasound technicians, ultrasound specialists, ultrasound professionals, 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, Surgeons make on average $219,770 per year and there are about 44,560 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 360 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $227,290. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this state earn $50,320/yr and there are 1,090 employed.
Also, within the ultrasound schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from ultrasound, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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