Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has two dental schools within its city limits. ATA Career Education, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental program, has a total student population of 450. It is the 1121st highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Dental students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 670 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $59,540. Dentists, general in this area earn $130,290/yr and there are 310 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.514 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by dentists, general, and 1.133/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 2 dental schools in Louisville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ATA Career Education comes out as the most expensive ($21,964/yr) for dental students, with University of Louisville as the lowest, reported at only $10,764/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|