Wilmington, NC (population: 102,120) has two dental hygienist schools within its city limits. Miller-Motte College, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental hygienist program, has a total student population of 995. It is the 3827th highest ranked school in the USA and the 69th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Dental Hygienist students from Wilmington 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.
Wilmington lies in New Hanover county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Wilmington area has 139,780 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $17.58/hr average worker wage, and a $36,570 average annual salary.
Of the 2 dental hygienist schools in Wilmington, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Miller-Motte College comes out as the most expensive ($28,612/yr) for dental hygienist students, with Cape Fear Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,402/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wilmington|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||66.6 miles|
|Morehead City||NC||-||1||9.34196||42||76.3 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||79.3 miles|