Alabama contains eight schools that offer dental hygienist programs. University of Alabama at Birmingham, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in AL, has a total student population of 16,874 and is the 2390th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 dental hygienist schools in Alabama, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alabama at Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($11,131/yr), with James H Faulkner State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,426/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Alabama 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 Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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