Utah contains fourteen schools that offer dental assistant programs. AmeriTech College, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in UT, has a total student population of 323 and is the 795th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 dental assistant schools in Utah, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, AmeriTech College comes out as the most expensive ($26,706/yr), with Mountainland Applied Technology College as the lowest recorded at only $1,568/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Utah 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 Utah alone, there are 2,040 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $64,520. Dental assistants in this state earn $27,970/yr and there are 4,290 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Utah, the average student population is 3,744 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 2052 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,639 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,769, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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