West Virginia contains twelve schools that offer dental assistant programs. West Liberty State College, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in WV, has a total student population of 2,651 and is the 643rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 dental assistant schools in West Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport comes out as the most expensive ($16,409/yr), with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $1,483/yr.
Dental Assistant students from West Virginia 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 West Virginia alone, there are 810 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $46,210. Dental assistants in this state earn $24,790/yr and there are 1,440 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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