Idaho contains five schools that offer dental programs. Boise State University, the highest-ranking dental school in ID, has a total student population of 18,933 and is the 448th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 dental schools in Idaho, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Milan Institute comes out as the most expensive ($20,061/yr), with College of Southern Idaho as the lowest recorded at only $5,559/yr.
Dental students from Idaho 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 Idaho alone, there are 1,170 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $65,630. Dentists, general in this state earn $168,310/yr and there are 610 employed.
Also, within the dental schools in Idaho, the average student population is 3,285 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dental, there are 1173 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,807 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,022, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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