Dental Hygienist in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Dental Hygiene Programs in Minnesota


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Minnesota receive dental hygiene degrees every year. Thus, Minnesota's 11 dental hygienist schools put out approximately 249 dental hygienists each year.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a dental hygienist program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. 27 students graduated with a degree in dental hygienist from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. Tuition at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

Minnesota State University-Mankato, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a dental hygienist program. It is located in Mankato. In 2010, 47 students graduated from Minnesota State University-Mankato dental hygienist program. Students at Minnesota State University-Mankato paid $6,725 per year in tuition fees.

Herzing University, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a dental hygienist program. It is located in Minneapolis. 33 students graduated with degree in dental hygienist from Herzing University in 2010. Tuition at Herzing University was $10,909 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Minnesota dental hygienist school, average tuition will be $7,767 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $4,608 per year to $19,812 per year. The Minnesota dental hygienist schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Argosy University-Twin Cities - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $19,812 per year
  2. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $12,288 per year
  3. Herzing University - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $10,909 per year

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

  1. Lake Superior College - located in Duluth, students are charged $4,608 per year
  2. St. Cloud Technical and Community College - located in Saint Cloud, students are charged $4,920 per year
  3. Century Community and Technical College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $4,934 per year

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

Most people who graduate from dental hygienist school in Minnesota go on to work as a dental hygienist. 4,130 dental hygienists were working in Minnesota in 2010. The largest populations of Minnesota dental hygienists are working in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 2,730 dental hygienists
  2. Becker County - 300 dental hygienists
  3. Brown County - 230 dental hygienists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of dental hygienists is expected to grow by 28% by 2018. There are projected to be 5,420 dental hygienists working in the Minnesota then.

Salary

A dental hygienist in Minnesota makes an average of $70,560 per year. In 2010, however, some Minnesota dental hygienists earned as little as less than $32,990 per year or as much as more than $88,110 per year. On average a dental hygienist earns the most in the following Minnesota counties:

  1. Anoka County - $73,690 per year
  2. Blue Earth County - $71,600 per year
  3. Aitkin County - $67,190 per year

The Minnesota counties with the lowest average salary for dental hygienists are:

  1. Carlton County - $60,070 per year
  2. Becker County - $61,840 per year
  3. Dodge County - $63,870 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,383 miles from location University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis MN 86.0842 32% 51,659
6,423 miles from location Minnesota State University-Mankato Mankato MN 31.8355 42% 14,955
6,371 miles from location Century Community and Technical College Saint Paul MN 10.7099 n/a 10,514
6,388 miles from location Normandale Community College Minneapolis MN 8.89031 n/a 10,046
6,375 miles from location Metropolitan State University Saint Paul MN 13.2102 32% 7,354
6,516 miles from location Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls MN 16.8896 n/a 6,732
6,345 miles from location Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester MN 13.4103 n/a 6,269
6,326 miles from location Lake Superior College Duluth MN 12.6413 n/a 4,898
6,427 miles from location St. Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud MN 16.6565 n/a 4,459
6,380 miles from location Argosy University-Twin Cities Saint Paul MN 18.9617 n/a 2,313
6,389 miles from location Herzing University Minneapolis MN 29.0305 75% 328
 

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 + 4,130 $70,560 37.2%
 

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