Nampa, ID (population: 84,582) has two dental hygienist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Boise State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental hygienist program, has a total student population of 18,933. It is the 448th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Idaho (#1 is University of Idaho).
Dental Hygienist students from Nampa 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.
Nampa lies in Canyon county, which is one of the 33 counties in Idaho. Overall, the Boise City-Nampa area has 264,010 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,600 average annual salary.
Of the 2 dental hygienist schools with a 100-mile radius of Nampa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Milan Institute comes out as the most expensive ($20,061/yr) for dental hygienist students, with Boise State University as the lowest, reported at only $11,811/yr.