Minnesota contains nineteen schools that offer dental hygienist programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 dental hygienist schools in Minnesota, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Twin Cities comes out as the most expensive ($24,850/yr), with Saint Cloud Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $7,116/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 40 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $114,640. Dental hygienists in this state earn $69,230/yr and there are 4,090 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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