Canton, MI (population: 94,521) has twenty-six dental schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Madonna University, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental program, has a total student population of 4,211. It is the 365th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Dental students from Canton 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 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,230 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $62,420. Dentists, general in this area earn $159,160/yr and there are 540 employed.
Canton lies in Wayne county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn Metropolitan area has 705,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $22.55/hr average worker wage, and a $46,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.764 out of every 1000 jobs in Canton are held by dentists, general, and 1.745/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 26 dental schools with a 100-mile radius of Canton, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ross Medical Education Center-Ann Arbor comes out as the most expensive ($20,720/yr) for dental students, with Lorain County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,528/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Canton|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||10.8 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||13.0 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||13.5 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||18.7 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||21.5 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||21.8 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||22.7 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||29.0 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||29.6 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||29.8 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||32.6 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||34.4 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||55.4 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||59.0 miles|
|Port Huron||MI||-||5||17.4204||129||70.5 miles|