Covina, CA (population: 46,974) has forty-four dental assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern California, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental assistant program, has a total student population of 34,824. It is the 10th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Dental Assistant students from Covina schools who go on to become dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 294,020 people working as dental assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,000. Also, Dental hygienists make on average $67,860 per year and there are about 173,900 of them employed in the US today.
Of the 44 dental assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Covina, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career College comes out as the most expensive ($43,332/yr) for dental assistant students, with Hacienda La Puente Adult Education as the lowest, reported at only $1,200/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Covina|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||3.3 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||6.5 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||7.4 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||8.1 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||11.2 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||15.2 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||17.1 miles|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||17.9 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||21.9 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||26.2 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||26.6 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||29.1 miles|