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Dental Assistant Schools in Colorado

There are 12 Colorado schools offering dental assistant programs. 637 students graduated with degrees from Colorado dental assistant schools in 2010. 624 of all these students graduated with certificates and 13 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 517 students graduate from programs in this state in dental assisting every year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from dental assistant programs. More specifically, 624 students graduated with certificates in dental assisting and 13 with a degree at the associate's level.

12 dental assistant schools are located in this state. Of these, while five schools are public, seven schools are private. Tuition at a private dental assistant school varies from $10,150 to $21,840, while tuition at a public dental assistant school varies from $2,625 to $3,134.

Average tuition for programs in dental assisting is $6,900. While the highest tuition for dental assistant programs, which is $21,840 each year, is at Intellitec College-Grand Junction, the lowest tuition in Colorado, which is $2,625 per year, is at Pueblo Community College.

Colorado schools offer certificates and associates degrees for students pursing dental assistant.

Dental Assistant Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

On average, 517 students graduate from programs in this state in dental assisting every year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from dental assistant programs. More specifically, 624 students graduated with certificates in dental assisting and 13 with a degree at the associate's level.

Dental Assistant Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 420
  • Certificate 2007: 426
  • Certificate 2008: 389
  • Certificate 2009: 410
  • Certificate 2010: 624
  • Associate 2006: 11
  • Associate 2007: 11
  • Associate 2008: 8
  • Associate 2009: 8
  • Associate 2010: 13

Dental Assistant Program Availability in Colorado

Schools in Colorado offer a total of 14 programs in dental assisting. Of these programs, approximately 85.7% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Dental Assistant Program Availability in Colorado

  • Certificate: 12
  • Associate: 2

Career Trends

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27180
  • 25th Percentile: 32230
  • Median: 37740
  • 75th Percentile: 44420
  • 90th Percentile: 51360

Career Trends

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 32760
  • Median Salary 2007: 34050
  • Median Salary 2008: 35020
  • Median Salary 2009: 36440
  • Median Salary 2010: 37740
  • Total Employed 2006: 4670
  • Total Employed 2007: 4930
  • Total Employed 2008: 5650
  • Total Employed 2009: 5790
  • Total Employed 2010: 6020

Colorado vs National Dental Assistant Employment

Colorado vs National Dental Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Colorado: 2.047% (6020)

Dental Assistant Schools in Colorado

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1. Everest College - Aurora

14280 East Jewell Ave
Aurora, CO 80012-5692
(303) 745-6244

Everest College-Aurora is near the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in dental assisting. 747 students pursue degrees in ten programs at this school, overall. This school is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in dental assisting.

2. Pickens Technical College

500 Airport Blvd
Aurora, CO 80011-9307
(303) 344-4910x27734

Pickens Technical College is in Aurora, Colorado, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this school offers one program in dental assisting. This public school is a public institution.

3. The Intellitec Medical Institute

2345 North Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 596-7400

The Intellitec Medical Institute, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Colorado Springs, CO and it offers one program in dental assisting. This very small school is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering dental assisting in terms of programs.

4. Emily Griffith Technical College

1250 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80204-2197
(720) 423-4700

Emily Griffith Technical College offers one program in dental assisting and this school, which is 0.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Denver, CO. 2,420 students seek degrees in 50 programs at this school, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the second largest institution in the state of Colorado offering dental assisting.

5. The Pima Medical Institute - Denver

7475 Dakin St Suite 100
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 426-1800

The Pima Medical Institute-Denver is in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado and PMI offers one program in dental assisting. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering dental assisting.

6. Concorde Career College - Aurora

111 N. Havana Street
Aurora, CO 80010-4314
(303) 861-1151

Concorde Career College-Aurora offers one dental assistant program and it is 1.9 miles from the center of the city. 651 students pursue degrees in ten Concorde Career College-Aurora programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Colorado offering dental assisting.

7. Pueblo Community College

900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004-1499
(719) 549-3200

Pueblo Community College offers two programs in dental assisting. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in dental assisting by it and one associate's level dental assisting degree. It is 1.6 miles from the heart of downtown. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks third in the state of Colorado.

8. Everest College - Colorado Springs

1815 Jet Wing Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
(719) 638-6580

Everest College-Colorado Springs offers one dental assistant program and this school is 4.6 miles from the center of the city. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering dental assisting in terms of programs.

9. The Pima Medical Institute - Colorado Springs

3770 Citadel Drive North
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 482-7462

The Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs offers one program in dental assisting and this school is 3.5 miles from the center of the city. This school is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering dental assisting in terms of programs.

10. Pikes Peak Community College

5675 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5498
(719) 502-2000

Pikes Peak Community College offers two programs in dental assisting. Specifically, it offers students one dental assistant certificate and one associate's level degree in dental assisting. This college is in the suburbs of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Overall, 15,299 students pursue degrees in 74 programs at this community college. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in dental assisting.

11. Front Range Community College

3645 W 112th Ave
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 404-5000

Front Range Community College is in the suburbs of Westminster, Colorado and this college offers one program in dental assisting. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the fifth largest institution in the state of Colorado offering dental assisting in terms of programs.