Washington contains 21 schools that offer dental hygienist programs. Eastern Washington University, the highest-ranking dental hygienist school in WA, has a total student population of 11,300 and is the 421st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 21 dental hygienist schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Tacoma comes out as the most expensive ($20,848/yr), with Clark College as the lowest recorded at only $5,278/yr.
Dental Hygienist students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 60 employed dentists specialists earning an average yearly salary of $140,720. Dental hygienists in this state earn $90,140/yr and there are 4,650 employed.
Also, within the dental hygienist schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental hygienist, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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