College Station, TX (population: 90,406) has eleven ultrasound schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Southern University, the highest ranked school in this group with an ultrasound program, has a total student population of 9,394. It is the 821st highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Ultrasound students from College Station 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.
College Station lies in Brazos county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the College Station-Bryan area has 91,360 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.7% unemployment rate, $18.57/hr average worker wage, and a $38,620 average annual salary.
Of the 11 ultrasound schools with a 100-mile radius of College Station, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sanford-Brown College comes out as the most expensive ($27,211/yr) for ultrasound students, with Lone Star College System as the lowest, reported at only $4,793/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from College Station|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||40.0 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||57.6 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||84.9 miles|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||90.8 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||91.3 miles|