Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has four dental schools within its city limits. Metro Technology Centers, the highest ranked school in the city with a dental program, has a total student population of 1,172. It is the 1836th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Dental students from Oklahoma 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. In fact, in the Oklahoma City area alone, there are 670 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $51,890. Dentists, general in this area earn $123,230/yr and there are 360 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.633 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by dentists, general, and 1.184/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 4 dental schools in Oklahoma City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College-OKC Central Campus comes out as the most expensive ($32,460/yr) for dental students, with Francis Tuttle Technology Center as the lowest, reported at only $12,586/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|