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Dentistry Schools in Pennsylvania

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

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

Education Levels of Dentistry Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 480
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 480
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 480

Gender Distribution

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

Dentistry Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 22.9%
  • Black or African American: 1.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.8%
  • White: 50.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 10.4%
  • Other Races: 8.3%
Dentistry Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Dentistry Grads in Pennsylvania

In this state, there are 15,960 people employed in jobs related to a dentistry degree, compared to 312,480 nationwide.

Dentistry Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Dentistry Jobs in Pennsylvania

In this state, dentistry grads earn an average of $95,160. Nationwide, they make an average of $122,320.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer dentistry degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

153 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
26,675 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1. The average student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree at UPenn. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $25,033.


Temple University

143 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
38,794 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.10%. The full-time teacher rate is 54%. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

100 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,222 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 53% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 0.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

84 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
32,686 Total Students

A typical student attending Pitt will pay a net price of $28,758. The 3.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 78% get financial aid.

Dentistry Careers in PA

Some of the careers dentistry majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 23% $79,920
Dentists 9% $127,370

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Nursing 12,702
Allied Health Professions 3,300
Rehabilitation Professions 2,946
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,583
Allied Health Services 2,392
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,029
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,510
Public Health 1,354

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