Dental Hygienist in Missouri

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Schools Offering Dental Hygiene Programs in Missouri


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Missouri receive dental hygiene degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 135 dental hygienists graduate from Missouri's 6 dental hygienist schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Missouri that has a dental hygienist program is Concorde Career Colleges. Concorde Career Colleges, which was ranked 69th in the country in 2010, is located in Kansas City. no students graduated with a degree in dental hygienist from Concorde Career Colleges in 2010.

University of Missouri-Kansas City, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a dental hygienist program. It is located in Kansas City. In 2010, 35 students graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City dental hygienist program. Tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City was $8,602 per year.

Missouri Southern State University, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a dental hygienist program. It is located in Joplin. In 2010, Missouri Southern State University graduated 44 students from its dental hygienist programs. Missouri Southern State University charged in-state students $4,530 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Missouri's dental hygienist schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,406 per year, though tuition can range from $8,602 per year to $2,352 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Missouri dental hygienist schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Missouri-Kansas City - located in Kansas City, students are charged $8,602 per year
  2. Missouri Southern State University - located in Joplin, students are charged $4,530 per year
  3. Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $2,490 per year

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

  1. Ozarks Technical Community College - located in Springfield, students are charged $2,352 per year
  2. State Fair Community College - located in Sedalia, students are charged $2,460 per year
  3. Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $2,490 per year

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

The highest percentage of dental hygienist graduates in Missouri pursue careers as a dental hygienist. In 2010, there were 2,560 dental hygienists working in Missouri. The following counties have the largest number of Missouri dental hygienists:

  1. Franklin County - 1,480 dental hygienists
  2. Bond County - 1,430 dental hygienists
  3. Christian County - 340 dental hygienists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of dental hygienists in the state of Missouri will grow to 2,860. This would require a 21% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, a dental hygienist earns a salary of $65,400 per year in Missouri state. However, this number is only an average. dental hygienists in Missouri had varying salaries from $29,340 to $94,250 per year in 2010. The following counties in Missouri have the highest average salaries for dental hygienists:

  1. Butler County - $69,980 per year
  2. Doniphan County - $69,890 per year
  3. Franklin County - $69,140 per year

The following counties in Missouri have the lowest average salaries for dental hygienists:

  1. Christian County - $53,830 per year
  2. Jasper County - $56,790 per year
  3. Boone County - $62,140 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Missouri statistics regarding a career in dental hygiene. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Missouri
  • Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene in Missouri
  • Master's Degree in Dental Hygiene in Missouri

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,471 miles from location University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City MO 27.6206 38% 14,799
6,407 miles from location Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield MO 11.4627 n/a 12,884
6,240 miles from location Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park Saint Louis MO 9.06966 n/a 8,207
6,471 miles from location Missouri Southern State University Joplin MO 24.3231 58% 5,701
6,401 miles from location State Fair Community College Sedalia MO 16.3254 n/a 4,263
6,471 miles from location Concorde Career Colleges Kansas City MO 31.0093 100% 821
 

Curious what studying Dental Hygienist gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Missouri

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Dental Hygienists + 2,560 $65,400 20.2%
 

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