Dental Hygienist in Nebraska

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Schools Offering Dental Hygiene Programs in Nebraska


Around 0.1% of Nebraska's graduates graduate from dental hygiene degree programs every year. Thus, Nebraska's 4 dental hygienist schools put out approximately 41 dental hygienists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nebraska with a dental hygienist program is Creighton University, which is located in Omaha. In 2010, it was ranked 65th nationwide. In 2010, Creighton University graduated 3 students from its dental hygienist program. Students at Creighton University paid $30,578 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a dental hygienist program is Central Community College. Central Community College, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in Grand Island. In 2010, Central Community College graduated 15 students from its dental hygienist program. Students at Central Community College paid $2,430 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Nebraska with a dental hygienist program is Western Nebraska Community College, which is located in Scottsbluff. In 2010, it was ranked 83rd nationwide. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Western Nebraska Community College dental hygienist program. Tuition at Western Nebraska Community College was $2,040 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Nebraska's dental hygienist schools ranges from $30,578 per year to $2,040 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,762 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Nebraska dental hygienist schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year
  2. Central Community College - located in Grand Island, students are charged $2,430 per year
  3. Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year

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

  1. Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  2. Central Community College - located in Grand Island, students are charged $2,430 per year
  3. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year

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

A large number of Nebraska dental hygienist graduates become dental hygienists. Nebraska had 980 dental hygienists in 2010. The largest populations of Nebraska dental hygienists are working in the following counties:

  1. Harrison County - 380 dental hygienists
  2. Lancaster County - 220 dental hygienists
  3. Antelope County - 150 dental hygienists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of dental hygienists in Nebraska will grow by 31%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,270 dental hygienists working in Nebraska.

Salary

On average, dental hygienists earn $64,440 per year. But, salaries for dental hygienists can vary. In 2010, dental hygienists made as little as less than $43,350 per year or as much as more than $76,510 per year in Nebraska. The counties in Nebraska with the highest average salary for a dental hygienist are:

  1. Lancaster County - $68,010 per year
  2. Harrison County - $65,470 per year
  3. Antelope County - $65,020 per year

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

  1. Adams County - $57,590 per year
  2. Arthur County - $62,430 per year
  3. Antelope County - $65,020 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,534 miles from location Creighton University Omaha NE 34.7803 27% 7,385
6,662 miles from location Central Community College Grand Island NE 18.9094 n/a 7,320
6,536 miles from location University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha NE 4.71527 n/a 3,237
6,925 miles from location Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff NE 16.547 n/a 2,304
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Dental Hygienists + 980 $64,440 24.1%
 

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