Virginia contains ten schools that offer dental hygienist programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 dental hygienist schools in Virginia, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Chesapeake comes out as the most expensive ($36,930/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 170 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $180,450. Dental hygienists in this state earn $77,430/yr and there are 3,990 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
Virginia Interesting Facts