Dental Hygienist in Oklahoma

The Top 3 Online Schools: Get Free Info

  • Walden University Btn_top_more_info
  • Capella University Btn_top_more_info
  • American Intercontinental University Btn_top_more_info
Ad_cliff_notes Ad_open_courseware Never-leave-home

There are schools offering dental hygienist programs in Oklahoma!

You may want to consider online colleges as well!
Great programs and courses just at the click of your finger!
 

Schools Offering Dental Hygiene Programs in Oklahoma


Around 0.1% of Oklahoma's graduates graduate from dental hygiene degree programs every year. Thus, Oklahoma's 3 dental hygienist schools put out approximately 71 dental hygienists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a dental hygienist program is Tulsa Community College. Tulsa Community College, which was ranked 87th in the country in 2010, is located in Tulsa. In 2010, Tulsa Community College graduated 12 students from its dental hygienist program. Students at Tulsa Community College paid $2,400 per year in tuition fees.

Rose State College, which is located in Oklahoma City, is the second-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a dental hygienist program. It received a ranking of 91st in the country in 2010. In 2010, 11 students graduated from Rose State College dental hygienist program. Rose State College charged in-state students $2,660 in tuition fees per year.

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, which is located in Oklahoma City, is the third-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a dental hygienist program. It received a ranking of 98th in the country in 2010. 48 students graduated with degree in dental hygienist from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center was $0 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Oklahoma's dental hygienist schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,687 per year, though tuition can range from $2,660 per year to $2,400 per year. In 2010, the following Oklahoma dental hygienist schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Rose State College - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $2,660 per year
  2. Tulsa Community College - located in Tulsa, students are charged $2,400 per year

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

  1. Tulsa Community College - located in Tulsa, students are charged $2,400 per year
  2. Rose State College - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $2,660 per year

A dental hygienist degree from an Oklahoma school... what next?

The highest percentage of dental hygienist graduates in Oklahoma pursue careers as a dental hygienist. Oklahoma had 1,700 dental hygienists in 2010. The largest populations of Oklahoma dental hygienists are working in the following counties:

  1. Creek County - 550 dental hygienists
  2. Canadian County - 520 dental hygienists
  3. Atoka County - 220 dental hygienists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,030 dental hygienists will be working in Oklahoma state. This would require the number of dental hygienists to grow by 25%.

Salary

On average, dental hygienists earn $62,470 per year. However, Oklahoma dental hygienists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $27,350 per year to more than $88,850 per year in 2010. The following counties in Oklahoma have the highest average salaries for dental hygienists:

  1. Cherokee County - $71,490 per year
  2. Creek County - $66,650 per year
  3. Beckham County - $65,130 per year

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

  1. Adair County - $57,130 per year
  2. Atoka County - $57,490 per year
  3. Canadian County - $58,420 per year

More Information

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

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

View Online Schools
Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,555 miles from location Tulsa Community College Tulsa OK 12.6303 n/a 19,730
6,642 miles from location Rose State College Oklahoma City OK 9.15849 n/a 8,981
6,647 miles from location University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City OK 2.09335 n/a 3,934
 

Curious what studying Dental Hygienist gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Dental Hygienists + 1,700 $62,470 2.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are dental hygienist related jobs in Oklahoma