Alaska contains two schools that offer dental hygienist programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 dental hygienist schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Anchorage comes out as the most expensive ($12,399/yr), with University of Alaska Fairbanks as the lowest recorded at only $11,713/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Alaska schools who go on to become dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental professionals, dental hygienistss, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 173,900 people working as dental hygienists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,860. Also, Dentists specialists make on average $153,570 per year and there are about 5,010 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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