California contains 95 schools that offer dental assistant programs. University of Southern California, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in CA, has a total student population of 34,824 and is the 10th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 95 dental assistant schools in California, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CSI Career College comes out as the most expensive ($44,912/yr), with Mt Diablo Adult Education as the lowest recorded at only $11,676/yr.
Dental Assistant students from California 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 California alone, there are 18,340 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $87,540. Dental assistants in this state earn $35,290/yr and there are 45,920 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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