New Mexico contains eight schools that offer dental assistant programs. Pima Medical Institute, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in NM, has a total student population of 1,003 and is the 2978th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 dental assistant schools in New Mexico, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pima Medical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($11,907/yr), with Luna Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,629/yr.
Dental Assistant students from New Mexico 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 Mexico alone, there are 890 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $73,080. Dental assistants in this state earn $31,190/yr and there are 1,940 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 1598 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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