Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has one dental school within its city limits. Wake Technical Community College has a total student population of 15,203. It is the 5106th highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Dental students from Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 770 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $63,020. Dentists, general in this area earn $187,180/yr and there are 510 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.026 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by dentists, general, and 1.541/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wake Technical Community College ends up costing a student $12,759/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|