Kansas contains eight schools that offer dental assistant programs. Salina Area Technical College, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in KS, has a total student population of 339 and is the 1900th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 dental assistant schools in Kansas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wichita Area Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($22,197/yr), with Salina Area Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,176/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Kansas 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 Kansas alone, there are 2,010 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $65,250. Dental assistants in this state earn $33,110/yr and there are 2,880 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Kansas, the average student population is 2,160 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 2989 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,167 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,054, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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