Texas contains 56 schools that offer dental assistant programs. Texas Woman's University, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in TX, has a total student population of 13,338 and is the 412th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 56 dental assistant schools in Texas, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ATI Career Training Center comes out as the most expensive ($38,808/yr), with Wharton County Junior College as the lowest recorded at only $3,251/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 10,520 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $66,800. Dental assistants in this state earn $31,100/yr and there are 19,620 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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