Dental Hygienist in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Dental Hygiene Programs in New Mexico


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of New Mexico receive dental hygiene degrees every year. Thus, New Mexico's 4 dental hygienist schools put out approximately 52 dental hygienists each year.

Top Schools

University of New Mexico-Main Campus, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a dental hygienist program. It is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, University of New Mexico-Main Campus graduated 28 students from its dental hygienist program. Tuition at University of New Mexico-Main Campus was $5,506 per year.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico that has a dental hygienist program is Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus, which was ranked 87th in the country in 2010, is located in Roswell. 2 students graduated with degree in dental hygienist from Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus in 2010. Tuition at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus was $1,339 per year.

San Juan College, which is located in Farmington, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a dental hygienist program. It received a ranking of 89th in the country in 2010. 12 students graduated with degree in dental hygienist from San Juan College in 2010. The tuition rate at San Juan College was $1,032 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a New Mexico dental hygienist school, average tuition will be $2,316 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,032 per year to $5,506 per year. In 2010, the dental hygienist schools that charged the highest tuition rates in New Mexico were:

  1. University of New Mexico-Main Campus - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $5,506 per year
  2. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana - located in Las Cruces, students are charged $1,387 per year
  3. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus - located in Roswell, students are charged $1,339 per year

The following New Mexico dental hygienist schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. San Juan College - located in Farmington, students are charged $1,032 per year
  2. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus - located in Roswell, students are charged $1,339 per year
  3. New Mexico State University-Dona Ana - located in Las Cruces, students are charged $1,387 per year

A dental hygienist degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

The highest percentage of dental hygienist graduates in New Mexico pursue careers as a dental hygienist. In 2010, there were 1,020 dental hygienists working in New Mexico. The following counties have the largest number of New Mexico dental hygienists:

  1. Bernalillo County - 500 dental hygienists
  2. Chaves County - 130 dental hygienists
  3. Dona Ana County - 130 dental hygienists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,120 dental hygienists will be working in New Mexico state. This would require the number of dental hygienists to grow by 31%.

Salary

A dental hygienist in New Mexico earns $75,190 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. dental hygienists in New Mexico had varying salaries from $28,520 to $114,990 per year in 2010. A dental hygienist in the following New Mexico counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Santa Fe County - $94,090 per year
  2. San Juan County - $78,080 per year
  3. Bernalillo County - $76,510 per year

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

  1. Dona Ana County - $58,150 per year
  2. Catron County - $64,930 per year
  3. Cibola County - $73,240 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in dental hygiene in New Mexico 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 New Mexico
  • Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene in New Mexico
  • Master's Degree in Dental Hygiene in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,163 miles from location University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque NM 31.7802 54% 27,241
7,201 miles from location New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Las Cruces NM 9.17134 n/a 9,021
7,225 miles from location San Juan College Farmington NM 10.8764 n/a 8,990
7,062 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell NM 13.2979 n/a 4,347
 

Curious what studying Dental Hygienist gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Dental Hygienists + 1,020 $75,190 47.8%
 

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