Santa Clara, CA (population: 112,889) has thirty-two dental hygienist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of the Pacific, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental hygienist program, has a total student population of 6,401. It is the 228th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Dental Hygienist students from Santa Clara schools who go on to become dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental professionals, dental hygienistss, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 173,900 people working as dental hygienists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,860. Also, Dentists specialists make on average $153,570 per year and there are about 5,010 of them employed in the US today.
Santa Clara lies in Santa Clara county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area has 888,960 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $32/hr average worker wage, and a $66,780 average annual salary.
Of the 32 dental hygienist schools with a 100-mile radius of Santa Clara, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CSI Career College comes out as the most expensive ($44,912/yr) for dental hygienist students, with City College of San Francisco as the lowest, reported at only $4,129/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Santa Clara|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||8.2 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||16.1 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||22.8 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||24.0 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||25.5 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||27.9 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||31.8 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||36.9 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||38.2 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||85.4 miles|