Pennsylvania contains 25 schools that offer dental assistant programs. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in PA, has a total student population of 28,328 and is the 712th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 25 dental assistant schools in Pennsylvania, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Keystone Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($43,665/yr), with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,481/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 7,400 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $58,430. Dental assistants in this state earn $31,870/yr and there are 10,910 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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