Hawaii contains two schools that offer dental assistant programs. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in HI, has a total student population of 20,435 and is the 282nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 dental assistant schools in Hawaii, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heald College-Honolulu comes out as the most expensive ($14,988/yr), with University of Hawaii at Manoa as the lowest recorded at only $10,275/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Hawaii 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 Hawaii alone, there are 710 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $65,080. Dental assistants in this state earn $30,140/yr and there are 1,700 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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