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Dentistry Schools in California

759 students earned Dentistry degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

A Dentistry major is the 18th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Dentistry Majors in California

Dentistry majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 745
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 745
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 745
Post-Master’s Certificate 14
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 14

Gender Distribution

In California, a dentistry major is more popular with women than with men.

Dentistry Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of dentistry majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 41.5%
  • Black or African American: 2.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.5%
  • White: 27.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 11.3%
  • Other Races: 6.3%
Dentistry Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Dentistry Grads in California

28,780 people in the state and 312,480 in the nation are employed in jobs related to dentistry.

Dentistry Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Dentistry Jobs in California

In this state, dentistry grads earn an average of $151,490. Nationwide, they make an average of $122,320.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in California that offer dentistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

173 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
47,310 Total Students

The 1.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.18 years to graduate. In their early career, USC grads earn an average salary of $53,800.

169 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
6,493 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.32 years to graduate. The student loan default rate is 2.10% which is lower than average. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,973.

129 Degrees in Major Awarded

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $95,400 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 59% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 0.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#4

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda
126 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,448 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 3 to 1. In their early career, Loma Linda University grads earn an average salary of $72,000. The student loan default rate is 0.90% which is lower than average.

95 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,537 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,500 a year. The 1.30% student loan default rate is lower than average.

67 Degrees in Major Awarded

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $108,100 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 83%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.30%.

Dentistry Careers in CA

Some of the careers dentistry majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 30% $142,500
Dentists 16% $125,860

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to dentistry.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Nursing 17,690
Allied Health Services 14,969
Allied Health Professions 9,548
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,457
Health/Medical Admin Services 6,979
Public Health 4,119
Dental Support Services 3,843
Health Sciences & Services 3,841

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