Colorado contains eleven schools that offer dental assistant programs. Concorde Career Colleges, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in CO, has a total student population of 810 and is the 1103rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 dental assistant schools in Colorado, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Intellitec College-Grand Junction comes out as the most expensive ($24,858/yr), with Community College of Denver as the lowest recorded at only $9,358/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Colorado 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 Colorado alone, there are 3,380 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $72,770. Dental assistants in this state earn $36,730/yr and there are 5,790 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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