Illinois contains 22 schools that offer dental assistant programs. Lewis University, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in IL, has a total student population of 5,847 and is the 2094th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 22 dental assistant schools in Illinois, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Burr Ridge comes out as the most expensive ($20,392/yr), with John A Logan College as the lowest recorded at only $2,714/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 7,300 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $60,390. Dental assistants in this state earn $33,440/yr and there are 11,880 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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