Wisconsin contains fourteen schools that offer dental assistant programs. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in WI, has a total student population of 3,421 and is the 2432nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 dental assistant schools in Wisconsin, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College comes out as the most expensive ($23,148/yr), with Gateway Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $220/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin alone, there are 4,870 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $61,030. Dental assistants in this state earn $33,650/yr and there are 6,020 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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