Maine contains two schools that offer dental assistant programs. University of New England, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in ME, has a total student population of 4,493 and is the 2928th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 dental assistant schools in Maine, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of New England comes out as the most expensive ($28,024/yr), with University of Maine at Augusta as the lowest recorded at only $9,297/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Maine 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 Maine alone, there are 1,120 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $64,920. Dental assistants in this state earn $35,570/yr and there are 1,010 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Maine, the average student population is 1,527 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 1035 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,742 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,504, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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