The Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound (CVIU) is a private technical school that is considered as the first ultrasound institute in the country that specializes in two fields of sonography – cardiac and vascular. The school also offers other short term courses that are still related to allied health services. The school aims to make their students learn specialized information that makes them more competitive compared with other graduates.
The school was established in 2000 and was formerly called the Gulf Institute of Vascular Ultrasound. A year later, the school was renamed to its current name. Currently, the school is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The school is also licensed under the Alabama Department of Education. Moreover, graduates from the program can also apply to associations like Cardiovascular Credential International (CCI) and American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
The Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound is located in the city of Mobile in Alabama. The mission of the school is to provide quality education and opportunities to students through offering students stringent classroom instructions and internship programs with its partner scanning laboratories.
For students who wish to enroll at Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound, the school follows the same tuition fee rate imposed last academic year (2012 – 2013). Students need to pay $15,920 regardless whether they are in-state or out-of-state enrollees.
The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Ultrasound Technician (C)
- Students are charged around $16,230 per year in tuition costs*
- From the last reported year the graduating class was around forty students
*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $16,000-$19,000
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||43%||$4,996|
|Student Loans (Federal)||84%||$11,998|