Idaho contains five schools that offer dental assistant programs. Boise State University, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in ID, has a total student population of 18,933 and is the 448th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 dental assistant schools in Idaho, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Milan Institute comes out as the most expensive ($20,061/yr), with College of Southern Idaho as the lowest recorded at only $5,559/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Idaho 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 Idaho alone, there are 1,170 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $65,630. Dental assistants in this state earn $29,020/yr and there are 1,970 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Idaho, the average student population is 3,285 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 1173 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,807 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,022, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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