Alabama contains eight schools that offer dental assistant programs. University of Alabama at Birmingham, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in AL, has a total student population of 16,874 and is the 2390th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 dental assistant schools in Alabama, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alabama at Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($11,131/yr), with James H Faulkner State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,426/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Alabama schools who go on to become dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 294,020 people working as dental assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,000. 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 Alabama alone, there are 3,050 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $42,970. Dental assistants in this state earn $28,590/yr and there are 2,910 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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