Plano, TX (population: 282,016) has one dental school within its city limits. Collin County Community College District has a total student population of 24,872. It is the 5394th highest ranked school in the USA and the 308th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Dental students from Plano 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,410 employed dental hygienists earning an average salary of $70,770. Dentists, general in this area earn $212,550/yr and there are 1,230 employed.
Plano lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.602 out of every 1000 jobs in Plano are held by dentists, general, and 1.176/1000 are held by dental hygienists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Collin County Community College District ends up costing a student $4,802/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Plano|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||19.8 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||29.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||30.3 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||40.0 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||40.1 miles|