August 28, 2018

CONCORD — Washington Monthly magazine, known for its annual College Rankings first published in 2006, has ranked NHTI’s Dental Assisting Professional Certificate program seventh in the nation in its newly-released study, “America’s Best and Worst Colleges for Vocational Certificates.”

The magazine’s 2018 College Rankings include its first effort – and the first such effort anywhere, it claims – to rank certificate programs as opposed to degree programs.  Using data from the U.S. Department of Education’s “gainful employment” database, the Monthly looked at the twelve most commonly-offered certificates.  It compared the median earnings of graduates of the schools offering these certificates, three years after graduation.
NHTI’s Dental Assisting program ranked seventh in the nation among schools whose graduates had the highest median incomes.  NHTI was the only New England school to appear in the Top 10.

The Dental Assisting program at NHTI is the only such program in New Hampshire accredited by CODA, the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.  Both NHTI’s Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs recently had their CODA accreditation renewed through 2025, following highly-successful reviews by the committee.

For more information about Washington Monthly’s College Guide, and for the complete rankings, visit http://wmf.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/2018/WM_2018_Embargoed_Rankings.pdf.  To learn more about NHTI’s Dental Assisting program, visitwww.nhti.edu/academics/programs-study/health-and-science-programs/dental-assisting-professional-certificate or contact Lisa Scott, Program Coordinator, at (603) 271-6484 x4123 or lscott@ccsnh.edu.