Dental Hygienist in Louisiana

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Schools Offering Dental Hygiene Programs in Louisiana


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Louisiana receive dental hygiene degrees every year. Thus, Louisiana's 4 dental hygienist schools put out approximately 87 dental hygienists each year.

Top Schools

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Louisiana that has a dental hygienist program. It is located in Lafayette. 6 students graduated with a degree in dental hygienist from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was $4,426 per year.

The second-ranked school in Louisiana with a dental hygienist program is University of Louisiana Monroe, which is located in Monroe. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. In 2010, University of Louisiana Monroe graduated 25 students from its dental hygienist program. The tuition rate at University of Louisiana Monroe was $4,636 per year.

Southern University at Shreveport, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Louisiana that has a dental hygienist program. It is located in Shreveport. In 2010, 10 students graduated from Southern University at Shreveport dental hygienist program. Students at Southern University at Shreveport paid $2,730 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Louisiana's dental hygienist schools ranges from $4,636 per year to $2,730 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,948 per year. In 2010, the following Louisiana dental hygienist schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Louisiana Monroe - located in Monroe, students are charged $4,636 per year
  2. University of Louisiana at Lafayette - located in Lafayette, students are charged $4,426 per year
  3. Southern University at Shreveport - located in Shreveport, students are charged $2,730 per year

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

  1. Southern University at Shreveport - located in Shreveport, students are charged $2,730 per year
  2. University of Louisiana at Lafayette - located in Lafayette, students are charged $4,426 per year
  3. University of Louisiana Monroe - located in Monroe, students are charged $4,636 per year

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

Most people who graduate from dental hygienist school in Louisiana go on to work as a dental hygienist. 1,760 dental hygienists were working in Louisiana in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Louisiana dental hygienists:

  1. Jefferson Davis County - 460 dental hygienists
  2. Ascension County - 430 dental hygienists
  3. Bossier County - 190 dental hygienists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,300 dental hygienists will be working in Louisiana state. This would require the number of dental hygienists to grow by 27%.

Salary

A dental hygienist in Louisiana earns $58,470 per year on average. However, Louisiana dental hygienists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $26,310 per year to more than $102,630 per year in 2010. On average a dental hygienist earns the most in the following Louisiana counties:

  1. Allen County - $65,580 per year
  2. Jefferson Davis County - $64,800 per year
  3. Tangipahoa County - $63,300 per year

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

  1. Calcasieu County - $46,960 per year
  2. Grant County - $49,120 per year
  3. Bienville County - $50,580 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in dental hygiene in Louisiana and to compare salaries with various related fields such as health science or medical assisting, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene in Louisiana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene in Louisiana

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,345 miles from location University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette LA 30.0932 51% 16,361
6,346 miles from location University of Louisiana Monroe Monroe LA 25.1569 67% 9,004
6,448 miles from location Southern University at Shreveport Shreveport LA 12.5744 n/a 3,014
6,230 miles from location Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans New Orleans LA 0.316028 n/a 2,644
 

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 + 1,760 $58,470 10.7%
 

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