Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Schools & Job Training  > Dental Hygienist School

Dental Hygienist School Cost


How Much Does Dental Hygienist School Cost?

 
average costMedium: Associate Degrees Average $4,600 In-State; $10,000-$21,000 Out-of-Statehigh costHigh: Bachelor's Degrees Average $20,000-$27,000 In-State, $36,000-$99,200 Otherwise
post E-mail post Post   Comments (2)

While scraping away plaque buildup and tracking gum health, dental hygienists[1] educate patients on oral health. Students specializing in preventative dental care earn either a two-year associate or a four-year bachelor degree. Generally the bachelor's degree holder will earn more money over the course of a career. Both programs cost the same as any other program at a community college or university.

Typical costs:

  • Earning an associate degree through a community college is accomplished through one year of classroom study and one year of clinical. The two-year program averages $4,600 for in-state students according to the American Association of Community Colleges. Tuition for students from out of the area runs $10,000-$21,600 for two years.
  • A bachelor's degree in dental hygiene requires two years of undergraduate studies followed by two years of clinical work. Cost for the four-year program at a public college or university averaged $20,000-$27,200 during 2006-2007 for in-state residents. Out-of-state students paid around $36,000-$99,200. Four years of tuition at private college averaged $80,000.
Related articles: Dental Assistant School, Dentistry School, Physician Assistant Program, Nursing School

Additional costs:
  • The cost for books and supplies varies depending on which degree program is selected. Bachelor students will spend an average of $1,200-$1,500 per year on the first two years of undergraduate work. The first year of clinical work will require about $700 in books and another $275 the second year.
  • Instruments, uniforms and equipment for the clinical portion of the education runs about $1,400 the first year and $1,700 the second.
  • Graduation from either program equals eligibility to sit for the Clinical Board Exam. Passing the $950 test earns a license to practice.
Discounts:
  • Eligibility for federal grants or student loans is determined after completion of the FAFSA[2] form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The form may be completed by hand or online and must be submitted for each school year.
  • The American Dental Hygienists Association annually awards scholarships to qualified students.
Shopping for dental hygienist school:
  • The American Dental Hygienist Association maintains a list of dental hygienist programs[3] by state.
post E-mail post Post   Comments (2)
CostHelper News


10 Key Ways to Prepare for Extreme Snow
Forecasters are predicting a true nor'easter will hit the eastern and central states with rain, thunderstorms, ice, snow and high winds over the Thanksgiving weekend. It's crucial to plan ahead, before bad weather hits. || Posted November 26 2013


10 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Before the Holidays
With reunions and other get-togethers scheduled during the holiday season, most people want to look their best at this time of year. For some, that means filling in those wrinkles with a bit of botox, or having a nip and tuck down here and there. || Posted November 23 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Dental hygiene
Amount: $50,000.00 total
Posted by: Tooscentsational in Unknown, Other.Posted: April 8th, 2013 06:04PM
Length of Program: 18monthsSchool: Concorde career college
This school is way over priced for what little education you get!!
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
cost of rdh school
Amount: $10,000.00 total
Posted by: jenRdh in lake worth, FL.Posted: March 9th, 2010 05:03PM
Length of Program: 2 yearsSchool: palm bch community college
10,000 which included all costs. supplies, uniforms, books, etc
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With Dental Hygienist School
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  * total
Length of Program: School: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.adha.org/education-careers
  2.  www.fafsa.ed.gov
  3.  www.adha.org/education-careers
More Schools & Job Training Topics
Check Out All Costs for Schools & Job Training How Much Does Welding Training Cost? How Much Does EMT Training and Certification Cost? How Much Does Middle School Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com




Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
24hour locksmith
Paid: 115.00
This is a crooked company.24 hour locksmith in Omaha ne... [more]
-stuart
Locksmith Cost
A very long driveway! 50 YARDS
Paid: 40.00
Gave a $10 tip, so a total of $50. He ran truck thru driveway and hand shoveled the sidewalks, deck and steps. I tried to get a head start last night -but overnight the drifts grew to 5 and 6 feet or more... [more]
-Tuffy
Snow Removal Cost
Geo-Thermal
Paid: 0.00
We purchased a home built in 1992 with a Geo-Thermal. We were so excited, now we are Not impressed. Yes it is quieter, but the savings are not significant. Every year we have an issue and very few companies work on them... [more]
-LISAM
Geothermal Heat Pump Cost
Oil burner prime
Paid: 80.00
This seems like a lot of money to prime an oil burner. A task that takes 5 minutes and a bill for $80... [more]
-Mark Stevens
Furnace Tune-up Cost
Tummy tuck
Paid: 0.00
I'm a 46 yr old beautiful woman I only look about 35 I'm often mistaken for my 25 yr old sons wife however I'm fairly thin and fit but my tummy is large & sagging and gives me a huge complex I've done exercise dieting the rest of me ge... [more]
-Ahagg
Tummy Tuck Cost
Interpreter
Paid: 200.00
$200 was the best money ever spend in hiring Albanian court interpreter Mr Oliver Kici to interpret for a deposition my mother had on December of 2014 Having a professional interpreter made a huge difference on the way the deposition was h... [more]
-Edmond
Interpreter Cost