Muskegon, MI has fifteen dental schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Marquette University, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental program, has a total student population of 11,689. It is the 111th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Dental students from Muskegon 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 Muskegon-Norton Shores area alone, there are ** employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $62,030. Dentists, general in this area earn $204,650/yr and there are 90 employed.
Muskegon lies in Muskegon county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Muskegon-Norton Shores area has 59,420 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.7% unemployment rate, $17.89/hr average worker wage, and a $37,220 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.538 out of every 1000 jobs in Muskegon are held by dentists, general, and **/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 15 dental schools with a 100-mile radius of Muskegon, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Kalamazoo comes out as the most expensive ($25,816/yr) for dental students, with Gateway Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $220/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Muskegon|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||35.3 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||82.8 miles|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||91.3 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||95.8 miles|