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Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Schools Site Evaluation

There are a total of 595 dental assistant schools in the US. While all of these schools have websites, 343 dental assistant schools have some social media presence, having accounts on at least one of the three major social media outlets, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Of the schools that have a social media presence, the greatest number, almost 92% are on Facebook.

Visual Preferences

Color

Approximately 74.8% of the 595 dental assistant schools use white as the primary color on their websites. Another 11.1% use grey as the primary color on their websites. Black (4.4%), blue (4%) and yellow (2%) are other colors commonly used as the primary color on dental assistant school websites.

The colors used on the websites of the largest dental assistant schools in the nation, are as follows:

  1. Houston Community College: white 36% and grey 4.3%
  2. Tarrant County College District: white 18% and yellow 4%
  3. New York University: white 46% and purple 2.7%

Font

The largest number, nearly 47.9%, of dental assistant school websites use Arial as the primary font on their websites. Other fonts commonly used on dental assistant school websites include Verdana (20.7%) and Tahoma (7.9%).

The largest dental assistant school's websites use the following fonts:

  1. Houston Community College: Arial
  2. Tarrant County College District: Arial
  3. New York University: Verdana

Social Presence

Exactly 191 dental assistant schools have YouTube channels. These schools each have an average of 42 YouTube channel subscribers. The dental assistant schools with the greatest number of YouTube channel subscribers are:

  1. Grand Rapids Community College: 1,166 subscribers
  2. Indiana University - South Bend: 521 subscribers
  3. Portland Community College: 444 subscribers

Exactly 220 dental assistant schools have Twitter accounts. These schools each have an average of 475 Twitter account followers. The dental assistant schools with the greatest number of Twitter followers are:

  1. New York University: 6,713 followers
  2. Boise State University: 4,295 followers
  3. University of Alabama at Birmingham: 4,147 followers

Web Metrics

Although all dental assistant schools have websites, only about 39% of these schools actually appear to regularly maintain their sites. This can be deduced from the fact that 61% of dental assistant school websites have 3 or more broken links one click away from their homepage. The dental assistant schools with the most number of broken links are:

  1. Minnesota West Community and Technical College: 26,086 broken links
  2. Tarrant County College District: 14,140 broken links
  3. Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg: 4,597 broken links

It is also interesting to evaluate the number of HTML and CSS validation errors on dental assistant school websites to get a sense of the quality of these sites. The dental assistant school websites with the cleanest websites, i.e., least number of HTML and CSS validation errors are:

  1. Pima Community College: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors
  2. Eastern College of Health Vocations - Little Rock: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors
  3. Foothill College: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors

The dental assistant school websites with the greatest number of HTML and CSS validation errors include:

  1. Chippewa Valley Technical College: 121 HTML validation errors; 942 CSS validation errors
  2. ECPI College of Technology: 11 HTML validation errors; 588 CSS validation errors
  3. Milwaukee Area Technical College: 519 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors

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