Florida contains 50 schools that offer dental hygienist programs. Superior Career Institute, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in FL, has a total student population of 96 and is the 1152nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 50 dental hygienist schools in Florida, only 16 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Florida Institute comes out as the most expensive ($38,962/yr), with Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center as the lowest recorded at only $774/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Florida 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 Florida alone, there are 170 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $157,080. Dental hygienists in this state earn $59,170/yr and there are 8,980 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Florida, the average student population is 3,322 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 7625 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,875 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,879, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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