Oklahoma contains nineteen schools that offer dental assistant programs. Western Technology Center, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in OK, has a total student population of 586 and is the 1332nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 dental assistant schools in Oklahoma, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College-OKC Central Campus comes out as the most expensive ($32,460/yr), with Moore Norman Technology Center as the lowest recorded at only $3,192/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma alone, there are 1,670 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $60,610. Dental assistants in this state earn $29,480/yr and there are 3,620 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Oklahoma, the average student population is 1,754 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 4305 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,424 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,600, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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