Highlands Ranch, CO (population: 129,817) has ten dental hygienist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Concorde Career Colleges, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental hygienist program, has a total student population of 810. It is the 1103rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Dental Hygienist students from Highlands Ranch 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.
Highlands Ranch lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary.
Of the 10 dental hygienist schools with a 100-mile radius of Highlands Ranch, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career Colleges comes out as the most expensive ($21,880/yr) for dental hygienist students, with Community College of Denver as the lowest, reported at only $9,358/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Highlands Ranch|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||4.1 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||4.8 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||13.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||22.8 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||49.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||70.1 miles|