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Dental Assistant Schools in Iowa

There are nine schools in the state of Iowa offering dental assistant programs. In 2010, 202 students graduated from programs at Iowa dental assistant schools. 159 of all these students graduated with certificates and 43 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 206 students graduate from programs in Iowa in dental assisting each year. Specifically, 159 students graduated with dental assistant certificates and 43 with a degree at the associate's level.

Nine dental assistant schools are in this state. Out of these, while eight schools are public, one school is private. Public dental assistant school tuition varies from $3,204 to $4,800, while tuitions at a private dental assistant school are $11,306.

Average tuition for dental assistant programs is $3,847. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $3,204 each year, is at Des Moines Area Community College, the highest tuition for programs in dental assisting, which is $11,306 per year, is at Vatterott College-Des Moines.

Schools in this state offer certificates and associates degrees for students pursing dental assistant.

Dental Assistant Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 206 students graduate from programs in Iowa in dental assisting each year. Specifically, 159 students graduated with dental assistant certificates and 43 with a degree at the associate's level.

Dental Assistant Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 140
  • Certificate 2007: 163
  • Certificate 2008: 168
  • Certificate 2009: 153
  • Certificate 2010: 159
  • Associate 2006: 16
  • Associate 2007: 33
  • Associate 2008: 42
  • Associate 2009: 40
  • Associate 2010: 43

Dental Assistant Program Availability in Iowa

Schools in Iowa offer a total of ten dental assistant programs. Of these programs, close to 80% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Dental Assistant Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 8
  • Associate: 2

Career Trends

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Dental Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 23960
  • 25th Percentile: 28130
  • Median: 34170
  • 75th Percentile: 39520
  • 90th Percentile: 44420

Career Trends

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

Dental Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 30520
  • Median Salary 2007: 31120
  • Median Salary 2008: 32250
  • Median Salary 2009: 32990
  • Median Salary 2010: 34170
  • Total Employed 2006: 2540
  • Total Employed 2007: 2630
  • Total Employed 2008: 2850
  • Total Employed 2009: 2830
  • Total Employed 2010: 2730

Iowa vs National Dental Assistant Employment

Iowa vs National Dental Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.928% (2730)

Dental Assistant Schools in Iowa

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1. Marshalltown Community College

3700 S Center St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641) 752-7106

Marshalltown Community College is located in Marshalltown, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this college offers one dental assistant program. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering dental assistant programs.

2. Vatterott College - Des Moines

7000 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
(515) 309-9000

Vatterott College-Des Moines offers one dental assistant program and this school is near the center of the city. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

3. Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar

1625 Hwy 150
Calmar, IA 52132-0400
(563) 562-3263

Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar, which is very close to Calmar, Iowa, is in a rural setting and this college offers one program in dental assisting. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this community college is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering dental assisting.

4. Western Iowa Tech Community College

4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51102-5199
(712) 274-6400

Western Iowa Tech Community College, which is 3.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Sioux City, IA and this college offers one dental assistant program. Overall, 6,421 students seek degrees in 80 Western Iowa Tech Community College programs. It is the eighth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering dental assisting in terms of programs.

5. The Eastern Iowa Community College District

306 W River Dr
Davenport, IA 52801-1221
(563) 336-3300

The Eastern Iowa Community College District is located in the center of Davenport and it offers one dental assistant program. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering dental assisting in terms of programs.

6. Hawkeye Community College

1501 E Orange Rd
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 296-2320

Hawkeye Community College is located in Waterloo, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this college offers one program in dental assisting. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in dental assisting.

7. Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
(319) 398-5411

Kirkwood Community College offers two dental assistant programs. Of those, this college offers students one dental assistant certificate and one associate's level degree in dental assisting. This college, which is 4.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. Overall, 18,456 students pursue degrees in 120 programs at this community college. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in dental assisting.

8. Iowa Western Community College

2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-1057
(712) 325-3200

Iowa Western Community College offers one dental assistant program and this college, which is 3.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Council Bluffs, IA. Overall, 6,799 students seek degrees in 46 Iowa Western Community College programs. This community college is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering dental assisting.

9. Des Moines Area Community College

2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
(515) 964-6241

Des Moines Area Community College offers one dental assistant program and it is in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering dental assisting.