Kentucky contains seven schools that offer dental assistant programs. ATA Career Education, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in KY, has a total student population of 450 and is the 1121st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 dental assistant schools in Kentucky, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ATA Career Education comes out as the most expensive ($21,964/yr), with Big Sandy Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,352/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Kentucky 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 Kentucky alone, there are 1,610 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $55,690. Dental assistants in this state earn $31,600/yr and there are 3,950 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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