California contains 96 schools that offer dental hygienist programs. University of Southern California, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in CA, has a total student population of 34,824 and is the 10th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 96 dental hygienist schools in California, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CSI Career College comes out as the most expensive ($44,912/yr), with Mt Diablo Adult Education as the lowest recorded at only $11,676/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from California 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 California alone, there are 500 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $185,790. Dental hygienists in this state earn $87,540/yr and there are 18,340 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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