West Virginia contains four schools that offer ultrasound programs. West Virginia University Hospital Departments of Rad Tech and Nutrition, the highest-ranking ultrasound school in WV, has a total student population of 55 and is the 714th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 ultrasound schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Huntington Junior College comes out as the most expensive ($11,222/yr), with Fred W Eberle Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $5,376/yr.
Ultrasound students from West Virginia 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 West Virginia alone, there are 370 employed surgeons earning an average yearly salary of $205,620. Diagnostic medical sonographers in this state earn $48,680/yr and there are 290 employed.
Also, within the ultrasound schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from ultrasound, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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