EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 rankings for the Best Online Bachelors in Medical Sonography Degrees and the Most Affordable Online Bachelors in Medical Sonography Degrees.
As ultrasound technology continues to innovate, so too does the need for more educated technicians. For many students, the only plausible way to gain the advanced education needed to be certified as a technician is through online education. College Choice created separate rankings for both undergraduate and graduate prospective students.
Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, had this to say about these sonography rankings: "You may not know about the many other ways medical sonographers play a vital role in the health care team. Sonograms are used to diagnose a host of medical problems from kidney stones to heart conditions. And sonographers are a vital part of care in specialized fields that range from obstetrics to neurology to oncology."
The College Choice 2016 rankings for both the online bachelors and masters degrees were created first and foremost by looking at the requirements to apply for each program. Sonography programs are competitive, so schools were ranked for these requirements as well as academic reputation, program opportunities, first-time pass rates for certification programs, and more. This information was created using school's program websites and independent statistical sites such as Payscale, U.S. News and World Report, and the National Center for Education Statistics.
The College Choice 2016 ranking for Best Online Bachelors in Medical Sonography Degrees is led by Oregon Institute of Technology, followed by the University Nebraska Medical Center and Southern New Hampshire University.
Oregon Institute of Technology takes top honors on the College Choice 2016 ranking for Most Affordable Online Bachelors in Medical Sonography Degrees. The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Adventist University of Health Sciences rounds out the top three.
The complete list of schools included in the rankings are as follows:
Adventist University of Health Sciences, Orlando, FL
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, NJ
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Blue Ash, OH
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Valencia College, Orlando, FL
Washburn University, Topeka, KS
College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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