Carson City, NV (population: 54,870) has eight dental schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Western Career College-Citrus Heights, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental program, has a total student population of 815. It is the 1496th highest ranked school in the USA and the 130th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Dental students from Carson City 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.
Carson City lies in Carson City county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Carson City area has 28,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $21.45/hr average worker wage, and a $44,610 average annual salary.
Of the 8 dental schools with a 100-mile radius of Carson City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Sacramento comes out as the most expensive ($27,279/yr) for dental students, with Lake Tahoe Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,820/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Carson City|
|South Lake Tahoe||CA||-||1||18.5751||60||19.9 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||92.2 miles|