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Dentistry Schools in District of Columbia

89 Dentistry students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Dentistry is the 11th most popular major in the state out of a total 19 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Dentistry Majors in District of Columbia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 74
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 74
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 74
Post-Master’s Certificate 15
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 15

Gender Distribution

In District of Columbia, a dentistry major is more popular with women than with men.

Dentistry Majors in DC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of dentistry majors in District of Columbia is as follows:

  • Asian: 18.0%
  • Black or African American: 52.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.6%
  • White: 13.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 10.1%
  • Other Races: 0.0%
Dentistry Majors in DC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Dentistry Grads in District of Columbia

1,330 people in the state and 312,480 in the nation are employed in jobs related to dentistry.

Dentistry Jobs Nationwide vs. DC

Wages for Dentistry Jobs in District of Columbia

In this state, dentistry grads earn an average of $183,630. Nationwide, they make an average of $122,320.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There is one school in the state that offers this degree.


Howard University

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
9,399 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $35,800 after graduation. 96% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Dentistry Careers in DC

Some of the careers dentistry majors go into include:

Job Title DC Job Growth DC Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 28% $0
Dentists 18% $169,670

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

Major Annual Graduates in DC
Nursing 1,137
Public Health 719
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 670
Health/Medical Admin Services 555
Medicine 460
Health Sciences & Services 221
Rehabilitation Professions 143
Communication Sciences 134

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