Alaska contains two schools that offer dental programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking dental school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 dental schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Anchorage comes out as the most expensive ($12,399/yr), with University of Alaska Fairbanks as the lowest recorded at only $11,713/yr.
Dental students from Alaska schools who go on to become dentists, orthodontists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 86,270 people working as dentists, general alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $156,850. Also, Dental hygienists make on average $67,860 per year and there are about 173,900 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 520 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $96,280. Dentists, general in this state earn $199,720/yr and there are 140 employed.
Also, within the dental schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from dental, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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