Asheville, NC (population: 75,836) has one dental hygienist school within its city limits. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has a total student population of 7,542. It is the 4975th highest ranked school in the USA and the 97th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Dental Hygienist students from Asheville 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.
Asheville lies in Buncombe county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Asheville area has 169,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $17.31/hr average worker wage, and a $36,010 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College ends up costing a student $7,538/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Asheville|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||55.9 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||81.6 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||96.3 miles|