Louisiana contains nine schools that offer dental programs. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the highest-ranking dental school in LA, has a total student population of 16,361 and is the 1944th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 dental schools in Louisiana, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delta College of Arts & Technology comes out as the most expensive ($28,020/yr), with University of Louisiana at Lafayette as the lowest recorded at only $5,042/yr.
Dental students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 1,800 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $56,240. Dentists, general in this state earn $134,810/yr and there are 740 employed.
Also, within the dental schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from dental, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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