Montana contains two schools that offer dental programs. Salish Kootenai College, the highest-ranking dental school in MT, has a total student population of 1,204 and is the 3496th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 dental schools in Montana, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($6,479/yr), with Salish Kootenai College as the lowest recorded at only $3,992/yr.
Dental students from Montana 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 Montana alone, there are 660 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $66,460. Dentists, general in this state earn $123,230/yr and there are 300 employed.
Also, within the dental schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from dental, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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