Hawaii contains two schools that offer dental hygienist programs. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in HI, has a total student population of 20,435 and is the 282nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 dental hygienist schools in Hawaii, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heald College-Honolulu comes out as the most expensive ($14,988/yr), with University of Hawaii at Manoa as the lowest recorded at only $10,275/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Hawaii 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 Hawaii alone, there are 60 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $208,780. Dental hygienists in this state earn $65,080/yr and there are 710 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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