North Carolina contains 21 schools that offer dental hygienist programs. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in NC, has a total student population of 28,916 and is the 20th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 21 dental hygienist schools in North Carolina, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Miller-Motte College comes out as the most expensive ($28,612/yr), with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest recorded at only $76/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 70 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $167,230. Dental hygienists in this state earn $62,080/yr and there are 5,270 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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