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Dentistry Schools in Tennessee

In 2018-2019, 145 students earned their Dentistry degrees in TN.

In this state, Dentistry is the 17th most popular major out of a total 28 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) 145
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 145
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 145

Gender Distribution

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

Dentistry Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.7%
  • Black or African American: 34.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.9%
  • White: 49.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 0.0%
Dentistry Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Dentistry Grads in Tennessee

There are 7,390 people in the state and 312,480 people in the nation working in dentistry jobs.

Dentistry Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Dentistry Jobs in Tennessee

Dentistry grads earn an average of $102,310 in the state and $122,320 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

90 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,252 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 64%. The 4.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
877 Total Students

In their early career, Meharry Medical College grads earn an average salary of $63,500. The student loan default rate is 2.40% which 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 5,664
Allied Health Professions 2,513
Allied Health Services 1,892
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,628
Health/Medical Admin Services 790
Dental Support Services 700
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 539
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 507

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