Ellicott City, MD (population: 73,232) has twenty-two dental schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental program, has a total student population of 25,061. It is the 52nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of District Of Columbia.
Dental students from Ellicott City 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 1,210 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $74,380. Dentists, general in this area earn $152,800/yr and there are 1,060 employed.
Ellicott City lies in Howard county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.840 out of every 1000 jobs in Ellicott City are held by dentists, general, and 0.964/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 22 dental schools with a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Keystone Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($43,665/yr) for dental students, with Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington as the lowest, reported at only $4,849/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ellicott City|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||10.7 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||18.3 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||20.3 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||22.2 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||22.3 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||27.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||32.5 miles|