South Carolina contains eleven schools that offer dental assistant programs. Horry-Georgetown Technical College, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in SC, has a total student population of 7,252 and is the 5567th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 dental assistant schools in South Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Greenville Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($8,687/yr), with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,043/yr.
Dental Assistant students from South Carolina 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 South Carolina alone, there are 2,460 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $55,470. Dental assistants in this state earn $31,920/yr and there are 3,530 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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