Washington contains 21 schools that offer dental assistant programs. Eastern Washington University, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in WA, has a total student population of 11,300 and is the 421st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 21 dental assistant schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Tacoma comes out as the most expensive ($20,848/yr), with Clark College as the lowest recorded at only $5,278/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 4,650 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $90,140. Dental assistants in this state earn $37,480/yr and there are 9,680 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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