New Mexico contains eight schools that offer dental hygienist programs. Pima Medical Institute, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in NM, has a total student population of 1,003 and is the 2978th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 dental hygienist schools in New Mexico, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pima Medical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($11,907/yr), with Luna Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,629/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from New Mexico 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 New Mexico alone, there are 40 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $133,120. Dental hygienists in this state earn $73,080/yr and there are 890 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 1598 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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