Indiana contains twelve schools that offer dental assistant programs. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in IN, has a total student population of 30,383 and is the 419th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 dental assistant schools in Indiana, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($22,680/yr), with Vincennes University as the lowest recorded at only $8,501/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Indiana 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 Indiana alone, there are 3,980 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $64,380. Dental assistants in this state earn $34,270/yr and there are 5,690 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Indiana, the average student population is 3,200 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 4523 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,471 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,867, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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