Georgia contains 28 schools that offer dental hygienist programs. Valdosta State University, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in GA, has a total student population of 12,391 and is the 432nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 28 dental hygienist schools in Georgia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Norcross comes out as the most expensive ($23,560/yr), with Middle Georgia Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $2,582/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Georgia 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 Georgia alone, there are employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $204,910. Dental hygienists in this state earn $62,450/yr and there are 5,620 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Georgia, the average student population is 2,956 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 5022 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,167 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,057, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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