There are schools offering dental hygienist programs in Texas!
Schools Offering Dental Hygiene Programs in Texas
Texas Woman's University, which is located in Denton, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a dental hygienist program. It received a ranking of 40th in the country in 2010. 21 students graduated with a degree in dental hygienist from Texas Woman's University in 2010. The tuition rate at Texas Woman's University was $5,428 per year.
Midwestern State University, which is located in Wichita Falls, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a dental hygienist program. It received a ranking of 46th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 16 students graduated from Midwestern State University dental hygienist program. Midwestern State University charged in-state students $5,470 in tuition fees per year.
Texas State Technical College Harlingen, which was ranked 46th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a dental hygienist program. It is located in Harlingen. 30 students graduated with degree in dental hygienist from Texas State Technical College Harlingen in 2010. Students at Texas State Technical College Harlingen paid $5,205 per year in tuition fees.
Tuition at Texas' dental hygienist schools ranges from $5,470 per year to $1,024 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,243 per year. The Texas dental hygienist schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:
- Midwestern State University - located in Wichita Falls, students are charged $5,470 per year
- Texas Woman's University - located in Denton, students are charged $5,428 per year
- Texas State Technical College Harlingen - located in Harlingen, students are charged $5,205 per year
The dental hygienist schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Texas were:
- Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
- Lone Star College System - located in Spring, students are charged $1,200 per year
- Tarrant County College District - located in Fort Worth, students are charged $1,200 per year
A dental hygienist degree from a Texas school... what next?
Most people who graduate from dental hygienist school in Texas go on to work as a dental hygienist. 10,860 dental hygienists were working in Texas in 2010. In Texas, the largest numbers of dental hygienists work in the following counties:
- Collin County - 2,760 dental hygienists
- Austin County - 2,310 dental hygienists
- Atascosa County - 1,160 dental hygienists
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of dental hygienists is expected to grow by 34% by 2018. There are projected to be 13,870 dental hygienists working in the Texas then.
A dental hygienist in Texas earns $67,530 per year on average. But, salaries for dental hygienists can vary. In 2010, dental hygienists made as little as less than $25,670 per year or as much as more than $121,300 per year in Texas. The following counties in Texas have the highest average salaries for dental hygienists:
- Grayson County - $78,210 per year
- Bastrop County - $77,180 per year
- Collin County - $73,160 per year
On average, dental hygienists earns the least in the following Texas counties:
- Blanco County - $46,330 per year
- Archer County - $54,500 per year
- Cooke County - $54,580 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Texas 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 Texas
- Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene in Texas
- Master's Degree in Dental Hygiene in Texas
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