Maryland contains seven schools that offer dental assistant programs. All-State Career School, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in MD, has a total student population of 984 and is the 1271st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 dental assistant schools in Maryland, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Medix South comes out as the most expensive ($21,717/yr), with The Community College of Baltimore County as the lowest recorded at only $5,035/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Maryland 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 Maryland alone, there are 2,430 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $71,860. Dental assistants in this state earn $35,170/yr and there are 4,890 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Maryland, the average student population is 3,835 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 2792 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,442 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,052, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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