Arizona contains eleven schools that offer dental assistant programs. Northern Arizona University, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in AZ, has a total student population of 23,597 and is the 225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 dental assistant schools in Arizona, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Bryman School of Arizona comes out as the most expensive ($25,614/yr), with Pima Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,259/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Arizona 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 Arizona alone, there are 2,700 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $74,000. Dental assistants in this state earn $35,020/yr and there are 6,340 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Arizona, the average student population is 7,131 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 3266 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,667 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,108, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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