Mississippi contains ten schools that offer dental assistant programs. Pearl River Community College, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in MS, has a total student population of 5,519 and is the 1741st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 dental assistant schools in Mississippi, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Antonelli College comes out as the most expensive ($18,105/yr), with Pearl River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,515/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 1,270 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $49,140. Dental assistants in this state earn $26,750/yr and there are 1,990 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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