Iowa contains twelve schools that offer dental hygienist programs. University of Iowa, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in IA, has a total student population of 28,987 and is the 782nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 dental hygienist schools in Iowa, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vatterott College comes out as the most expensive ($18,273/yr), with Southeastern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,121/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Iowa 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.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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