Dental Hygienist in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Dental Hygiene Programs in South Carolina


Each year, approximately 0.1% of South Carolina graduates receive degrees in dental hygiene. Thus, South Carolina's 9 dental hygienist schools put out approximately 142 dental hygienists each year.

Top Schools

Horry-Georgetown Technical College, which was ranked 90th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a dental hygienist program. It is located in Conway. 13 students graduated with a degree in dental hygienist from Horry-Georgetown Technical College in 2010. Students at Horry-Georgetown Technical College paid $3,446 per year in tuition fees.

Greenville Technical College, which was ranked 90th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in South Carolina that has a dental hygienist program. It is located in Greenville. 24 students graduated with degree in dental hygienist from Greenville Technical College in 2010. Students at Greenville Technical College paid $3,636 per year in tuition fees.

Trident Technical College, which was ranked 90th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in South Carolina that has a dental hygienist program. It is located in Charleston. In 2010, 22 students graduated from Trident Technical College dental hygienist program. Students at Trident Technical College paid $3,530 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at South Carolina's dental hygienist schools ranges from $3,728 per year to $3,349 per year. But, the average tuition is $3,521 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at South Carolina dental hygienist schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Midlands Technical College - located in West Columbia, students are charged $3,728 per year
  2. Aiken Technical College - located in Graniteville, students are charged $3,706 per year
  3. Greenville Technical College - located in Greenville, students are charged $3,636 per year

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

  1. Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College - located in Orangeburg, students are charged $3,349 per year
  2. Central Carolina Technical College - located in Sumter, students are charged $3,380 per year
  3. Florence-Darlington Technical College - located in Florence, students are charged $3,422 per year

A dental hygienist degree from a South Carolina school... what next?

The highest percentage of dental hygienist graduates in South Carolina pursue careers as a dental hygienist. 2,400 dental hygienists were working in South Carolina in 2010. The largest populations of South Carolina dental hygienists are working in the following counties:

  1. Calhoun County - 450 dental hygienists
  2. Berkeley County - 440 dental hygienists
  3. Greenville County - 300 dental hygienists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of dental hygienists in South Carolina will grow by 37%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 3,580 dental hygienists working in South Carolina.

Salary

A dental hygienist in South Carolina makes an average of $54,940 per year. But, salaries for dental hygienists can vary. In 2010, dental hygienists made as little as less than $21,980 per year or as much as more than $76,450 per year in South Carolina. The counties in South Carolina with the highest average salary for a dental hygienist are:

  1. Beaufort County - $61,020 per year
  2. Allendale County - $58,130 per year
  3. Berkeley County - $57,950 per year

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

  1. Sumter County - $47,730 per year
  2. Greenville County - $48,970 per year
  3. Abbeville County - $53,850 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in dental hygiene in South Carolina 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 South Carolina
  • Certificate in Dental Hygiene in South Carolina

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,792 miles from location Greenville Technical College Greenville SC 10.0617 n/a 15,089
5,647 miles from location Trident Technical College Charleston SC 9.83283 n/a 14,834
5,716 miles from location Midlands Technical College West Columbia SC 8.54988 n/a 11,890
5,603 miles from location Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway SC 10.297 n/a 7,252
5,715 miles from location York Technical College Rock Hill SC 9.58954 n/a 6,034
5,644 miles from location Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence SC 8.88427 n/a 5,242
5,673 miles from location Central Carolina Technical College Sumter SC 8.81998 n/a 4,137
5,755 miles from location Aiken Technical College Graniteville SC 8.50122 n/a 3,268
5,697 miles from location Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Orangeburg SC 8.47288 n/a 3,219
 

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 + 2,400 $54,940 23.1%
 

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