Arkansas contains six schools that offer dental hygienist programs. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in AR, has a total student population of 7,335 and is the 4007th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 dental hygienist schools in Arkansas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, NorthWest Arkansas Community College comes out as the most expensive ($14,037/yr), with Arkansas Northeastern College as the lowest recorded at only $6,552/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Arkansas 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. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 80 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $103,300. Dental hygienists in this state earn $63,670/yr and there are 1,350 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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