Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has three dental hygienist schools within its city limits. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental hygienist program, has a total student population of 30,383. It is the 419th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Dental Hygienist students from Indianapolis 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.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary.
Of the 3 dental hygienist schools in Indianapolis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($22,680/yr) for dental hygienist students, with Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis as the lowest, reported at only $12,394/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|