North Carolina contains 21 schools that offer dental assistant programs. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in NC, has a total student population of 28,916 and is the 20th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 21 dental assistant schools in North Carolina, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Miller-Motte College comes out as the most expensive ($28,612/yr), with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest recorded at only $76/yr.
Dental Assistant students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 5,270 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $62,080. Dental assistants in this state earn $35,090/yr and there are 8,320 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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