Rhode Island contains two schools that offer dental assistant programs. Lincoln Technical Institute, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in RI, has a total student population of 1,229 and is the 3518th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 dental assistant schools in Rhode Island, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($23,639/yr), with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest recorded at only $3,892/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 750 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $69,670. Dental assistants in this state earn $34,590/yr and there are 1,000 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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