Woodbury, MN (population: 58,631) has fifteen dental schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota. To learn more about dental programs in Woodbury, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of dental professors at University of Minnesota such as Adam Schrag, and Jill Stoltenberg.
Dental students from Woodbury 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 2,680 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $71,790. Dentists, general in this area earn $171,890/yr and there are 960 employed.
Woodbury lies in Washington county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.554 out of every 1000 jobs in Woodbury are held by dentists, general, and 1.548/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 15 dental schools with a 100-mile radius of Woodbury, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Twin Cities comes out as the most expensive ($24,850/yr) for dental students, with Saint Cloud Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,116/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Woodbury|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||6.3 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||7.4 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||9.2 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||10.9 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||12.9 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||21.1 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||21.7 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||23.2 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||25.2 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||26.8 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||29.8 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||64.0 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||66.0 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||70.4 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||74.9 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||75.3 miles|