South Carolina contains eleven schools that offer dental hygienist programs. Horry-Georgetown Technical College, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in SC, has a total student population of 7,252 and is the 5567th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 dental hygienist schools in South Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Greenville Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($8,687/yr), with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,043/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from South 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 South Carolina alone, there are 60 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $128,400. Dental hygienists in this state earn $55,470/yr and there are 2,460 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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