Arkansas contains six schools that offer dental programs. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, the highest-ranking dental school in AR, has a total student population of 7,335 and is the 4007th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 dental schools in Arkansas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, NorthWest Arkansas Community College comes out as the most expensive ($14,037/yr), with Arkansas Northeastern College as the lowest recorded at only $6,552/yr.
Dental students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 1,350 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $63,670. Dentists, general in this state earn $186,710/yr and there are 560 employed.
Also, within the dental schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dental, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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