Massachusetts contains fourteen schools that offer dental assistant programs. Boston University, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in MA, has a total student population of 31,960 and is the 32nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 dental assistant schools in Massachusetts, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr), with Middlesex Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,314/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 5,890 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $77,420. Dental assistants in this state earn $40,730/yr and there are 6,450 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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