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Dentistry Schools in Illinois

288 students earned Dentistry degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Dentistry is the 18th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Dentistry Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 288
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 288
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 288

Gender Distribution

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

Dentistry Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 25.7%
  • Black or African American: 2.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.3%
  • White: 56.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.7%
  • Other Races: 6.6%
Dentistry Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Dentistry Grads in Illinois

14,890 people in the state and 312,480 in the nation are employed in jobs related to dentistry.

Dentistry Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Dentistry Jobs in Illinois

Dentistry grads earn an average of $105,140 in the state and $122,320 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 3 colleges in Illinois that offer dentistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:

129 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,970 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $87,500 a year. The student loan default rate is 0.10% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 99% are considered full time.

101 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
32,324 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 3.10% which is lower than average. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,600 after earning their degree at this institution.

58 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
13,061 Total Students

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, SIUE grads earn an average salary of $36,100. The student loan default rate is 6.10% which is lower than average.

Dentistry Careers in IL

Some of the careers dentistry majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 14% $85,020
Dentists 9% $143,090

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Nursing 20,702
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,332
Allied Health Services 3,404
Health/Medical Admin Services 3,310
Allied Health Professions 3,304
Public Health 1,360
Medicine 1,071
Communication Sciences 921

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