Pennsylvania contains 25 schools that offer dental hygienist programs. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in PA, has a total student population of 28,328 and is the 712th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 25 dental hygienist schools in Pennsylvania, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Keystone Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($43,665/yr), with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,481/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 230 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $179,860. Dental hygienists in this state earn $58,430/yr and there are 7,400 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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