Missouri contains eighteen schools that offer dental assistant programs. Nichols Career Center, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in MO, has a total student population of 78 and is the 675th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 dental assistant schools in Missouri, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Allied College North comes out as the most expensive ($45,104/yr), with Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley as the lowest recorded at only $3,266/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Missouri 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 Missouri alone, there are 2,240 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $63,980. Dental assistants in this state earn $33,740/yr and there are 5,250 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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