Dental Hygienist in Connecticut

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Schools Offering Dental Hygiene Programs in Connecticut


Around 0.2% of Connecticut's graduates graduate from dental hygiene degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 153 dental hygienists graduate from Connecticut's 3 dental hygienist schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Connecticut with a dental hygienist program is University of New Haven, which is located in West Haven. In 2010, it was ranked 41st nationwide. 46 students graduated with a degree in dental hygienist from University of New Haven in 2010. Students at University of New Haven paid $30,750 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Connecticut with a dental hygienist program is University of Bridgeport, which is located in Bridgeport. In 2010, it was ranked 54th nationwide. 76 students graduated with degree in dental hygienist from University of Bridgeport in 2010. Students at University of Bridgeport paid $26,370 per year in tuition fees.

Tunxis Community College, which was ranked 54th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Connecticut that has a dental hygienist program. It is located in Farmington. 31 students graduated with degree in dental hygienist from Tunxis Community College in 2010. The tuition rate at Tunxis Community College was $3,406 per year.

Cost

Dental hygienist schools in Connecticut, charge students an average tuition of $20,175 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,750 per year, or as little as $3,406 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Connecticut dental hygienist schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of New Haven - located in West Haven, students are charged $30,750 per year
  2. University of Bridgeport - located in Bridgeport, students are charged $26,370 per year
  3. Tunxis Community College - located in Farmington, students are charged $3,406 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Connecticut dental hygienist schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Tunxis Community College - located in Farmington, students are charged $3,406 per year
  2. University of Bridgeport - located in Bridgeport, students are charged $26,370 per year
  3. University of New Haven - located in West Haven, students are charged $30,750 per year

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

Most people who graduate from dental hygienist school in Connecticut go on to work as a dental hygienist. If you decide to work as a dental hygienist in Connecticut, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,030 Connecticut dental hygienists as of 2010. In Connecticut, the largest numbers of dental hygienists work in the following counties:

  1. Fairfield County - 1,070 dental hygienists
  2. Hartford County - 720 dental hygienists
  3. Middlesex County - 590 dental hygienists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 3,390 dental hygienists will be working in Connecticut state. This would require the number of dental hygienists to grow by 22%.

Salary

A dental hygienist in Connecticut makes an average of $82,390 per year. In 2010, however, some Connecticut dental hygienists earned as little as less than $45,680 per year or as much as more than $110,250 per year. The counties in Connecticut with the highest average salary for a dental hygienist are:

  1. Middlesex County - $98,090 per year
  2. Windham County - $84,220 per year
  3. Fairfield County - $82,845 per year

On average, dental hygienists earns the least in the following Connecticut counties:

  1. Litchfield County - $74,360 per year
  2. New London County - $74,640 per year
  3. Hartford County - $76,380 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Connecticut 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 Connecticut
  • Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene in Connecticut

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,345 miles from location University of New Haven West Haven CT 58.8755 34% 5,770
5,355 miles from location University of Bridgeport Bridgeport CT 46.4473 10% 5,103
5,345 miles from location Tunxis Community College Farmington CT 8.99111 n/a 4,496
 

Curious what studying Dental Hygienist gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Dental Hygienists + 3,030 $82,390 7.1%
 

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