Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has five dental hygienist schools within its city limits. Tulsa Technology Center-Lemley Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental hygienist program, has a total student population of 1,393. It is the 1349th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Dental Hygienist students from Tulsa 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.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary.
Of the 5 dental hygienist schools in Tulsa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College comes out as the most expensive ($28,980/yr) for dental hygienist students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|