South San Francisco, CA (population: 64,345) 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 South San Francisco 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.
South San Francisco lies in San Mateo county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area has 982,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $30/hr average worker wage, and a $61,940 average annual salary.
Of the 32 dental hygienist schools with a 100-mile radius of South San Francisco, 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 South San Francisco|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||7.8 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||9.2 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||15.2 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||20.0 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||22.3 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||26.6 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||31.8 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||40.0 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||52.1 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||78.2 miles|