Missouri contains eighteen schools that offer dental hygienist programs. Nichols Career Center, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in MO, has a total student population of 78 and is the 675th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 dental hygienist schools in Missouri, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Allied College North comes out as the most expensive ($45,104/yr), with Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley as the lowest recorded at only $3,266/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Missouri 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 Missouri alone, there are 40 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $181,440. Dental hygienists in this state earn $63,980/yr and there are 2,240 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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