Illinois contains 22 schools that offer dental hygienist programs. Lewis University, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in IL, has a total student population of 5,847 and is the 2094th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 22 dental hygienist schools in Illinois, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Burr Ridge comes out as the most expensive ($20,392/yr), with John A Logan College as the lowest recorded at only $2,714/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $140,910. Dental hygienists in this state earn $60,390/yr and there are 7,300 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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