Seminole, OK has fifteen dental schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tulsa Technology Center-Lemley Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a dental program, has a total student population of 1,393. It is the 1349th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Dental students from Seminole 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 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 190 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $65,310. Dentists, general in this area earn $139,890/yr and there are 110 employed.
Seminole lies in Seminole county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has 164,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $15.13/hr average worker wage, and a $31,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.638 out of every 1000 jobs in Seminole are held by dentists, general, and 1.140/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
Of the 15 dental schools with a 100-mile radius of Seminole, only 1 has 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 Moore Norman Technology Center as the lowest, reported at only $3,192/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seminole|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||42.7 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||50.3 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||75.5 miles|