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Doctor’s Degree in Dentistry

6,374 Yearly Graduations
$100,200 Median Salary
$233,487 Median Debt
There are 64 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in dentistry. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 39% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 7.3% of dentistry graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Dentistry Majors

In 2018-2019, 6,374 earned their doctor's degree in dentistry. This makes it the 8th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree 6,374
Graduate Certificate 29

Earnings of Dentistry Majors With Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in dentistry is $100,200. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $83,700 to a high of $110,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in dentistry is $233,487. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $309,182 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $189,446.

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The median monthly payment of a dentistry graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $2,720.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in dentistry. About 50.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,134
Women 3,240
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Dentistry

The racial-ethnic distribution of dentistry doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,437
Black or African American 281
Hispanic or Latino 558
White 3,218
International Students 468
Other Races/Ethnicities 412
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Dentistry Doctor's Degree Students

There are 64 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in dentistry. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

New York University

New York, New York
395 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for dentistry majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 51,100 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 395 people received their doctor's degree in dentistry from NYU. About 50% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
221 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tufts University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in dentistry. Each year, around 11,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,724 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 221 people received their doctor's degree in dentistry from Tufts. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 58% were women.

#3

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
195 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for dentistry majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Boston University. Each year, around 33,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 195 people received their doctor's degree in dentistry from Boston U. Of these students, 53% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
173 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in dentistry. Roughly 45,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 173 people received their doctor's degree in dentistry from USC. Of these students, 53% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of the Pacific

Stockton, California
169 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Pacific is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in dentistry. Each year, around 6,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $48,904 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,904 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 169 doctor's degree were handed out to dentistry majors at Pacific. Of these students, 44% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
153 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pennsylvania comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in dentistry. Roughly 25,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 153 doctor's degree were handed out to dentistry majors at UPenn. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#7

University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, Michigan
146 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for dentistry majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Detroit Mercy. Roughly 5,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,840 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,268 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 146 doctor's degree were handed out to dentistry majors at UDM. Of these students, 42% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
143 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Temple University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in dentistry. Roughly 39,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,956 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 143 people received their doctor's degree in dentistry from Temple. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#9

Midwestern University - Glendale

Glendale, Arizona
141 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Midwestern University - Glendale comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in dentistry. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 141 doctor's degree were handed out to dentistry majors at Midwestern University - Glendale. Of these students, 50% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
130 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - Baltimore comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in dentistry. Roughly 6,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,260 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,132 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 130 doctor's degree were handed out to dentistry majors at University of Maryland - Baltimore. Of these students, 58% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Midwestern University - Downers Grove

Downers Grove, Illinois
129 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Midwestern University - Downers Grove comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in dentistry. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. The dentistry program at Midwestern University - Downers Grove awarded 129 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 40% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, California
126 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Loma Linda University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in dentistry. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $26,880 per year.

The dentistry program at Loma Linda University awarded 126 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 48% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
125 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nova Southeastern University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in dentistry. Each year, around 20,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

The dentistry program at Nova Southeastern University awarded 125 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#14

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
123 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for dentistry majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Roughly 46,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 123 doctor's degree were handed out to dentistry majors at U of Michigan. Of these students, 46% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
122 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for dentistry majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Roughly 51,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

The dentistry program at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities awarded 122 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#15

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
122 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in dentistry. Each year, around 49,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

The dentistry program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick awarded 122 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 51% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

118 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for dentistry majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus. Roughly 24,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,786 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 118 people received their doctor's degree in dentistry from CU Anschutz. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

116 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

A T Still University of Health Sciences comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in dentistry. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. The dentistry program at A T Still University of Health Sciences awarded 116 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 56% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
115 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Louisville is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in dentistry. Roughly 21,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,732 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 115 people received their doctor's degree in dentistry from U of L. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

#19

University of California - San Francisco

San Francisco, California
115 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for dentistry majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of California - San Francisco. Roughly 3,100 attend the school each year. The dentistry program at University of California - San Francisco awarded 115 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 63% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to dentistry that offer doctor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Medicine 19,720
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 15,507
Rehabilitation Professions 13,537
Nursing 8,781
Osteopathic Medicine 6,700

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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