Massachusetts contains fourteen schools that offer dental hygienist programs. Boston University, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in MA, has a total student population of 31,960 and is the 32nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 dental hygienist schools in Massachusetts, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr), with Middlesex Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,314/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 50 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $150,180. Dental hygienists in this state earn $77,420/yr and there are 5,890 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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