Rochester, MN, Ultrasound Colleges with Course and Program Summaries

Oct 20, 2021

Ultrasound Schools in Rochester, MN

Located right downtown, two Rochester schools offer a joint program in ultrasound or sonography. Additionally, a separate program is available at one of these schools. Read about the institutions and the programs, and then learn even more school data in the table.

  • Conveniently located downtown, Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) offers a bachelor's degree program in ultrasound or sonography together with the following school. MSHS also offers a certificate program in sonography, which has the same sonography curriculum as the bachelor's program.
  • The University of Minnesota - Rochester is also set in downtown Rochester and offers a joint bachelor's degree program in ultrasound or sonography with the previous school.

Comparison of Schools

The following table may be of assistance to help you decide whether to pursue the bachelor's degree or certificate program.

Mayo School of Health Sciences University of Minnesota - Rochester
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit 4-year, public
Total Enrollment (2019) N/A 572*
Campus Setting Midsize city Midsize city
Tuition & Fees (2019-2020) $34,450 (program specific)* $12,944*
% of Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2018-2019) N/A 90%*
Acceptance Rate (2019) N/A* 60%*
Retention Rate (2018-2019) N/A* 76%*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Mayo School of Health Sciences and the University of Minnesota - Rochester

The Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) offers more than 110 programs that train students in 50 careers in the health sciences. The school has campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

The University of Minnesota - Rochester (UMR) is located within one block of the Mayo Clinic. UMR and the Mayo Clinic have set up a framework to offer some educational programs together, including a Bachelor of Science in Health Professions in Sonography.

Certificate and Bachelor's Programs in Vascular Sonography

The general-vascular sonography curriculum offered by MSHS is the same whether a student is pursuing a certificate of completion or a bachelor's degree. However, the certificate program is geared toward students who already hold an associate's degree and have patient care experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), licensed practical (LPN), registered nurse (RN) or other certified, licensed or registered medical professional. The bachelor's program is for students who have completed their first two years of study at UMR, including courses in chemistry, psychology and microbiology, among other prerequisites.

The general-vascular sonography curriculum takes 21 months to complete and features courses in abdominal, gynecological, obstetrical, pediatric and superficial sonography, as well as fetal anomalies, ultrasound physics and vascular technology. Students complete five clinical practicums at the Mayo Clinic, in addition to meeting research requirements.

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