Nebraska contains nine schools that offer dental programs. Creighton University, the highest-ranking dental school in NE, has a total student population of 7,385 and is the 1200th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 dental schools in Nebraska, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr), with Southeast Community College Area as the lowest recorded at only $5,555/yr.
Dental students from Nebraska 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 Nebraska alone, there are 960 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $64,000. Dentists, general in this state earn $158,630/yr and there are 540 employed.
Also, within the dental schools in Nebraska, the average student population is 2,686 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from dental, there are 1891 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,500 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,844, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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