With an overall population of 68,889 and a student population of 11,736, approximately 7,542 of Asheville students attend one of Asheville's schools that offer sonography programs.
Asheville's largest sonography school is Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. In 2010, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College graduated approximately 10 students from its sonography program.
A reported 10 students graduated with credentials in sonography in Asheville in 2010. In 2009 tuition at sonography schools in Asheville was $1,255 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,080 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a sonography program in Asheville.
Many sonography graduates choose to work as sonographers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Asheville, your job prospects are good. There were 1,470 sonographers working in North Carolina and 150 working in the greater Asheville area in 2010. The government projects that the number of sonographers in Asheville will increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for sonographers.
As a sonographer in Asheville, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,170 per year. This is higher than the average salary for sonographers in the state.