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Dental Hygienist in Indiana

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Schools Offering Dental Hygiene Programs in Indiana

Around 0.1% of Indiana's graduates graduate from dental hygiene degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 179 dental hygienists graduate from Indiana's 7 dental hygienist schools.

Top Schools

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, which is located in Indianapolis, is the top-ranked school in Indiana that has a dental hygienist program. It received a ranking of 40th in the country in 2010. 49 students graduated with a degree in dental hygienist from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis in 2010. Tuition at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis was $7,885 per year.

University of Southern Indiana, which was ranked 44th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Indiana that has a dental hygienist program. It is located in Evansville. In 2010, University of Southern Indiana graduated 30 students from its dental hygienist program. Students at University of Southern Indiana paid $5,740 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Indiana that has a dental hygienist program is Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne. Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, which was ranked 47th in the country in 2010, is located in Fort Wayne. In 2010, 29 students graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne dental hygienist program. Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne charged in-state students $6,545 in tuition fees per year.


Dental hygienist schools in Indiana, charge students an average tuition of $5,785 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $7,885 per year, or as little as $3,257 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Indiana dental hygienist schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis - located in Indianapolis, students are charged $7,885 per year
  2. Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne - located in Fort Wayne, students are charged $6,545 per year
  3. Indiana University-South Bend - located in South Bend, students are charged $6,290 per year

The dental hygienist schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Indiana were:

  1. Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral - located in South Bend, students are charged $3,257 per year
  2. Vincennes University - located in Vincennes, students are charged $4,588 per year
  3. University of Southern Indiana - located in Evansville, students are charged $5,740 per year

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

A large number of Indiana dental hygienist graduates become dental hygienists. If you decide to work as a dental hygienist in Indiana, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,660 Indiana dental hygienists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Indiana dental hygienists:

  1. Boone County - 900 dental hygienists
  2. Allen County - 380 dental hygienists
  3. Jasper County - 370 dental hygienists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of dental hygienists is expected to grow by 36% by 2018. There are projected to be 5,450 dental hygienists working in the Indiana then.


A dental hygienist in Indiana earns $62,750 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Indiana dental hygienists earned as little as less than $24,990 per year or as much as more than $89,100 per year. A dental hygienist in the following Indiana counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Boone County - $72,100 per year
  2. Jasper County - $69,590 per year
  3. Delaware County - $67,810 per year

The Indiana counties with the lowest average salary for dental hygienists are:

  1. Bartholomew County - $45,430 per year
  2. Blackford County - $53,970 per year
  3. Allen County - $54,120 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Indiana 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 Indiana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene in Indiana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Dental Hygienists 3,660 $62,750 -11.8%

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