Texas contains 58 schools that offer dental hygienist programs. Texas Woman's University, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in TX, has a total student population of 13,338 and is the 412th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 58 dental hygienist schools in Texas, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ATI Career Training Center comes out as the most expensive ($38,808/yr), with Wharton County Junior College as the lowest recorded at only $3,251/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 320 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $145,740. Dental hygienists in this state earn $66,800/yr and there are 10,520 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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