Victoria, TX (population: 63,257) has two ultrasound schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Del Mar College, the highest ranked school in this group with an ultrasound program, has a total student population of 12,069. It is the 5330th highest ranked school in the USA and the 305th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Ultrasound students from Victoria 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.
Victoria lies in Victoria county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Victoria area has 47,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.1% unemployment rate, $17.06/hr average worker wage, and a $35,490 average annual salary.
Of the 2 ultrasound schools with a 100-mile radius of Victoria, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Del Mar College comes out as the most expensive ($5,484/yr) for ultrasound students, with St Philips College as the lowest, reported at only $4,077/yr.