Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has one dental school within its city limits. Central Piedmont Community College has a total student population of 19,364. It is the 5469th highest ranked school in the USA and the 127th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Dental students from Charlotte 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 1,050 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $66,630. Dentists, general in this area earn $202,560/yr and there are 540 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.642 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by dentists, general, and 1.254/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Piedmont Community College ends up costing a student $9,798/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|