Oregon contains fifteen schools that offer dental assistant programs. Concorde Career Institute, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in OR, has a total student population of 720 and is the 1149th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 dental assistant schools in Oregon, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anthem College-Portland comes out as the most expensive ($25,416/yr), with Clackamas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,722/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 2,700 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $77,520. Dental assistants in this state earn $37,430/yr and there are 4,660 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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