Albany, NY (population: 92,804) has eight dental hygienist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mount Saint Mary College, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental hygienist program, has a total student population of 2,717. It is the 3170th highest ranked school in the USA and the 229th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Dental Hygienist students from Albany 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.
Albany lies in Albany county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area has 434,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $21.78/hr average worker wage, and a $45,310 average annual salary.
Of the 8 dental hygienist schools with a 100-mile radius of Albany, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mount Saint Mary College comes out as the most expensive ($20,567/yr) for dental hygienist students, with Mount Wachusett Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,243/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Albany|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||61.0 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||65.5 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||82.2 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||87.3 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||88.8 miles|