MacAllen, TX (population: 136,555) has three ultrasound schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies, the highest ranked school in this group with an ultrasound program, has a total student population of 454. It is the 2254th highest ranked school in the USA and the 101st highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Ultrasound students from MacAllen 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.
Of the 3 ultrasound schools with a 100-mile radius of MacAllen, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies comes out as the most expensive ($25,905/yr) for ultrasound students, with Texas State Technical College Harlingen as the lowest, reported at only $8,042/yr.
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