Shreveport has a total population of 200,145 and a student population of 10,685. Of these students, 3,014 are enrolled in schools that offer x ray technician programs.
The largest x ray technician school in Shreveport, by student population, is Southern University at Shreveport. In 2010, approximately 16 students graduated from the X Ray Technology program at Southern University at Shreveport.
A reported 16 students graduated with credentials in x ray technology in Shreveport in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,036 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Shreveport x ray technology schools was an average of $14,166 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for x ray technology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Shreveport-based x ray technician schools, you will have an added expense of $7,140 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,576.
If you plan on staying in Shreveport after graduating from x ray technician school, you should know that job prospects for x ray technicians in Shreveport, which is the most popular x ray technology profession, are good. The government projects that the number of x ray technicians in Shreveport will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for x ray technicians.