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Associate’s Degree in Dental Support Services

7,349 Yearly Graduations
$46,400 Median Salary
$17,342 Median Debt
An associate's degree in dental support is offered at 377 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 35% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.8% of dental support graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Dental Support Majors

In 2018-2019, 7,349 earned their associate's degree in dental support. This makes it the 19th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in dental support at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 10,602
Associate’s Degree 7,349
Basic Certificate 5,687
Bachelor’s Degree 2,462
Master’s Degree 81
Graduate Certificate 2

Earnings of Dental Support Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in dental support is $46,400. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $37,200 and the high is $54,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in dental support is $17,342. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $22,688 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $12,075.

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The median monthly payment of a dental support graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $180.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in dental support. About 94.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 443
Women 6,906
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in Dental Support

The racial-ethnic distribution of dental support associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 545
Black or African American 437
Hispanic or Latino 1,355
White 4,500
International Students 62
Other Races/Ethnicities 450
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Dental Support Associate's Degree Students

There are 377 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in dental support. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Carrington College-Sacramento

Sacramento, California
165 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for dental support students seekingan associate's degree is Carrington College-Sacramento. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The dental support program at Carrington College-Sacramento awarded 165 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#2

National University College

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
109 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
98% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for dental support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is National University College. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,300 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,510 per year.

The dental support program at National University College awarded 109 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 98% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

96 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY New York City College of Technology comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in dental support. Roughly 17,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 people received their associate's degree in dental support from City Tech. Around 73% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

90 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Carrington College-Phoenix North is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dental support. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 90 people received their associate's degree in dental support from Apollo College-Phoenix. About 89% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
83 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dental support. Each year, around 75,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 83 associate's degree were handed out to dental support majors at Ivy Tech Community College. About 95% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Fortis College-Smyrna

Smyrna, Georgia
72 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fortis College-Smyrna comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in dental support. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. The dental support program at Fortis College-Smyrna awarded 72 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 74% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
60 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ozarks Technical Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in dental support. Each year, around 12,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 associate's degree were handed out to dental support majors at OTC. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#7

Erie Community College

Buffalo, New York
60 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Erie Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dental support. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their associate's degree in dental support from Erie Community College. About 97% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Century College

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
59 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for dental support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Century College. Each year, around 8,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 associate's degree were handed out to dental support majors at Century College. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#10

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
55 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for dental support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is ECPI University. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,584 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,960 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 associate's degree were handed out to dental support majors at East Coast Polytechnic Institute. Of these students, 93% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

New York University

New York, New York
54 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in dental support. Each year, around 51,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 associate's degree were handed out to dental support majors at NYU. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

#12

Carrington College-Boise

Boise, Idaho
52 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Carrington College-Boise is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dental support. The dental support program at Carrington College-Boise awarded 52 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

Visalia, California
51 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in dental support. Each year, around 5,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 associate's degree were handed out to dental support majors at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#14

Concorde Career College-Aurora

Aurora, Colorado
48 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Concorde Career College-Aurora comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in dental support. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 associate's degree were handed out to dental support majors at Concorde Career College-Aurora. About 90% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
48 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kirkwood Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dental support. Roughly 14,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their associate's degree in dental support from Kirkwood Community College. About 92% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Concorde Career College-Garden Grove

Garden Grove, California
47 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for dental support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Concorde Career College-Garden Grove. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 associate's degree were handed out to dental support majors at Concorde Career College-Garden Grove. Of these students, 87% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

46 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dental support. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 people received their associate's degree in dental support from Wallace State Community College. About 100% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids, Michigan
43 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Rapids Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in dental support. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their associate's degree in dental support from Grand Rapids Community College. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#18

Fox College

Bedford Park, Illinois
43 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for dental support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Fox College. The dental support program at Fox College awarded 43 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#20

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
42 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for dental support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Ferris State University. Each year, around 13,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,376 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,608 per year.

The dental support program at Ferris State University awarded 42 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to dental support that offer associate’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 83,213
Allied Health Services 28,714
Allied Health Professions 28,069
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,600
Health Sciences & Services 5,261

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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