Erie, PA (population: 103,895) has one dental school within its city limits. Great Lakes Institute of Technology has a total student population of 499. It is the 1145th highest ranked school in the USA and the 99th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Dental students from Erie 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 Erie area alone, there are ** employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $55,670. Dentists, general in this area earn $130,350/yr and there are 110 employed.
Erie lies in Erie county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Erie area has 126,150 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.9% unemployment rate, $17.41/hr average worker wage, and a $36,220 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.859 out of every 1000 jobs in Erie are held by dentists, general, and **/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Great Lakes Institute of Technology ends up costing a student $17,523/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Erie|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||70.8 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||82.0 miles|
|Niagara Falls||NY||50,692||1||24.6139||10||85.9 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||87.1 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||88.0 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||99.4 miles|