Kentucky contains seven schools that offer dental hygienist programs. ATA Career Education, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in KY, has a total student population of 450 and is the 1121st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 dental hygienist schools in Kentucky, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ATA Career Education comes out as the most expensive ($21,964/yr), with Big Sandy Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,352/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Kentucky 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 Kentucky alone, there are employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $89,020. Dental hygienists in this state earn $55,690/yr and there are 1,610 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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