Dental Hygienist in Colorado

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Schools Offering Dental Hygiene Programs in Colorado


Each year, approximately 0.0% of Colorado graduates receive degrees in dental hygiene. In other words, every year an estimated 73 dental hygienists graduate from Colorado's 3 dental hygienist schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado that has a dental hygienist program is Colorado Northwestern Community College. Colorado Northwestern Community College, which was ranked 83rd in the country in 2010, is located in Rangely. In 2010, 20 students graduated from Colorado Northwestern Community College's dental hygienist program. The tuition rate at Colorado Northwestern Community College was $2,506 per year.

The second-ranked school in Colorado that has a dental hygienist program is Pueblo Community College. Pueblo Community College, which was ranked 88th in the country in 2010, is located in Pueblo. In 2010, 29 students graduated from Pueblo Community College dental hygienist program. Tuition at Pueblo Community College was $2,822 per year.

The third-ranked school in Colorado with a dental hygienist program is Community College of Denver, which is located in Denver. In 2010, it was ranked 91st nationwide. In 2010, Community College of Denver graduated 21 students from its dental hygienist programs. The tuition rate at Community College of Denver was $2,625 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Colorado's dental hygienist schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,651 per year, though tuition can range from $2,822 per year to $2,506 per year. The Colorado dental hygienist schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Pueblo Community College - located in Pueblo, students are charged $2,822 per year
  2. Community College of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year
  3. Colorado Northwestern Community College - located in Rangely, students are charged $2,506 per year

The following Colorado dental hygienist schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Colorado Northwestern Community College - located in Rangely, students are charged $2,506 per year
  2. Community College of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year
  3. Pueblo Community College - located in Pueblo, students are charged $2,822 per year

A dental hygienist degree from a Colorado school... what next?

A large number of Colorado dental hygienist graduates become dental hygienists. 3,740 dental hygienists were working in Colorado in 2010. In Colorado, the largest numbers of dental hygienists work in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 2,080 dental hygienists
  2. El Paso County - 460 dental hygienists
  3. Larimer County - 260 dental hygienists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of dental hygienists is expected to grow by 25% by 2018. There are projected to be 3,880 dental hygienists working in the Colorado then.

Salary

A dental hygienist in Colorado earns $73,390 per year on average. However, Colorado dental hygienists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $30,770 per year to more than $98,610 per year in 2010. The counties in Colorado with the highest average salary for a dental hygienist are:

  1. Boulder County - $81,270 per year
  2. Eagle County - $77,190 per year
  3. Archuleta County - $77,090 per year

A dental hygienist in the following counties in Colorado make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. El Paso County - $61,160 per year
  2. Pueblo County - $65,700 per year
  3. Larimer County - $67,440 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in dental hygiene and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as health science or medical assisting.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene in Colorado
  • Certificate in Dental Hygiene in Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,019 miles from location Community College of Denver Denver CO 9.24406 n/a 10,918
7,016 miles from location Pueblo Community College Pueblo CO 11.594 n/a 6,592
7,212 miles from location Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely CO 17.2141 n/a 1,375
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Dental Hygienists + 3,740 $73,390 11.0%
 

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