Parker, CO (population: 47,600) has ten dental schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Concorde Career Colleges, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental program, has a total student population of 810. It is the 1103rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Dental students from Parker schools who go on to become dentists, orthodontists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 86,270 people working as dentists, general alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $156,850. Also, Dental hygienists make on average $67,860 per year and there are about 173,900 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 1,950 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $76,620. Dentists, general in this area earn $147,540/yr and there are ** employed.
Parker lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Parker are held by dentists, general, and 2/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 10 dental schools with a 100-mile radius of Parker, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career Colleges comes out as the most expensive ($21,880/yr) for dental students, with Community College of Denver as the lowest, reported at only $9,358/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Parker|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||7.5 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||10.2 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||11.5 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||12.6 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||25.6 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||45.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||74.5 miles|