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Dentistry Schools in Tennessee

In 2020-2021, 146 students earned their Dentistry degrees in TN.

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

Education Levels of Dentistry Majors in Tennessee

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 146
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 146
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 146

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 10.3%
  • Black or African American: 33.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.2%
  • White: 47.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 2.1%

Jobs for Dentistry Grads in Tennessee

7,390 people in the state and 312,480 in the nation are employed in jobs related to dentistry.


Wages for Dentistry Jobs in Tennessee

A typical salary for a dentistry grad in the state is $102,310, compared to a typical salary of $122,320 nationwide.


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

84 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,181 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 64% are considered full time.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
944 Total Students

The 1.30% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Dentistry Careers in TN

Some of the careers dentistry majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Dentists 27% $178,550
Health Specialties Professors 24% $81,650

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

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Nursing 6,004
Allied Health Professions 1,213
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 993
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 895
Medicine 680
Rehabilitation Professions 566
Allied Health Services 483
Health/Medical Admin Services 479

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