Louisiana contains nine schools that offer dental hygienist programs. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in LA, has a total student population of 16,361 and is the 1944th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 dental hygienist schools in Louisiana, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delta College of Arts & Technology comes out as the most expensive ($28,020/yr), with University of Louisiana at Lafayette as the lowest recorded at only $5,042/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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