Minnesota contains nineteen schools that offer dental assistant programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 dental assistant schools in Minnesota, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Twin Cities comes out as the most expensive ($24,850/yr), with Saint Cloud Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $7,116/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 4,090 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $69,230. Dental assistants in this state earn $41,510/yr and there are 5,340 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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