New Jersey contains twelve schools that offer dental assistant programs. Berdan Institute, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in NJ, has a total student population of 421 and is the 902nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 dental assistant schools in New Jersey, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Berdan Institute comes out as the most expensive ($16,392/yr), with Camden County College as the lowest recorded at only $3,258/yr.
Dental Assistant students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are 4,530 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $76,050. Dental assistants in this state earn $37,020/yr and there are 9,350 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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