Indiana contains twelve schools that offer dental hygienist programs. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in IN, has a total student population of 30,383 and is the 419th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 dental hygienist schools in Indiana, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($22,680/yr), with Vincennes University as the lowest recorded at only $8,501/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Indiana 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 Indiana alone, there are 40 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $114,610. Dental hygienists in this state earn $64,380/yr and there are 3,980 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Indiana, the average student population is 3,200 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 4523 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,471 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,867, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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