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Dentistry Schools in North Carolina

135 Dentistry students earned their degrees in the state in 2020-2021.

In this state, Dentistry is the 15th most popular major out of a total 25 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Dentistry Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 135
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 135
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 135

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of dentistry majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 11.1%
  • Black or African American: 16.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.9%
  • White: 58.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 7.4%

Jobs for Dentistry Grads in North Carolina

13,450 people in the state and 312,480 in the nation are employed in jobs related to dentistry.


Wages for Dentistry Jobs in North Carolina

A typical salary for a dentistry grad in the state is $134,300, compared to a typical salary of $122,320 nationwide.


There are 2 colleges in North Carolina that offer dentistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 2 below:

82 Degrees in Major Awarded
89% Graduation Rate
30,092 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.09 years. 64% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending UNC Chapel Hill will pay a net price of $12,469.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
28,798 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,603 after graduation. A typical student attending ECU will pay a net price of $16,550. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 81% are considered full time.

Dentistry Careers in NC

Some of the careers dentistry majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 28% $105,520
Dentists 24% $195,680

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Nursing 7,425
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,189
Allied Health Professions 1,932
Public Health 1,477
Rehabilitation Professions 911
Allied Health Services 797
Mental & Social Health Services 710
Medicine 684

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