Florida contains 50 schools that offer dental assistant programs. Superior Career Institute, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in FL, has a total student population of 96 and is the 1152nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 50 dental assistant schools in Florida, only 16 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Florida Institute comes out as the most expensive ($38,962/yr), with Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center as the lowest recorded at only $774/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Florida 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 Florida alone, there are 8,980 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $59,170. Dental assistants in this state earn $33,840/yr and there are 15,110 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Florida, the average student population is 3,322 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 7625 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,875 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,879, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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