Tennessee contains 21 schools that offer dental hygienist programs. The University of Tennessee, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in TN, has a total student population of 29,934 and is the 932nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 21 dental hygienist schools in Tennessee, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Draughons Junior College comes out as the most expensive ($26,443/yr), with Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville as the lowest recorded at only $3,768/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 30 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $144,390. Dental hygienists in this state earn $58,830/yr and there are 3,130 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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