Connecticut contains six schools that offer dental assistant programs. University of New Haven, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in CT, has a total student population of 5,770 and is the 438th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 dental assistant schools in Connecticut, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Porter and Chester Institute of Branford comes out as the most expensive ($26,173/yr), with Tunxis Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,452/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Connecticut 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 Connecticut alone, there are 2,770 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $73,140. Dental assistants in this state earn $39,660/yr and there are 3,540 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Connecticut, the average student population is 1,939 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 2145 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,319 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,907, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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