Asheville, NC (population: 75,836) has one dental school within its city limits. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has a total student population of 7,542. It is the 4975th highest ranked school in the USA and the 97th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Dental students from Asheville 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 Asheville area alone, there are 290 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $59,110. Dentists, general in this area earn $232,200/yr and there are 180 employed.
Asheville lies in Buncombe county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Asheville area has 169,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $17.31/hr average worker wage, and a $36,010 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.070 out of every 1000 jobs in Asheville are held by dentists, general, and 1.718/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College ends up costing a student $7,538/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Asheville|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||55.9 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||81.6 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||96.3 miles|