Iowa contains five schools that offer ultrasound programs. University of Iowa, the highest-ranking ultrasound school in IA, has a total student population of 28,987 and is the 782nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 ultrasound schools in Iowa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Palmer College of Chiropractic comes out as the most expensive ($31,132/yr), with Western Iowa Tech Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,768/yr.
Ultrasound students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 210 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $230,530. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this state earn $57,640/yr and there are 460 employed.
Also, within the ultrasound schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from ultrasound, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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