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Dental Hygienist Schools in California

There are 22 schools in the state of California offering dental hygienist programs. 594 students graduated from programs at California dental hygienist schools in 2010. 453 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 94 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 585 students graduate from programs in this state in dental hygiene per year. This accounts for 7% of dental hygienist students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 47 students graduated with dental hygienist certificates, 453 with a degree at the associate's level, and 94 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

22 dental hygienist schools are in California. And out of these, while 16 schools are public, six schools are private. Tuition at a private dental hygienist school is $34,100.

Average tuition for dental hygienist programs is $34,100.

California schools offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees for students pursing dental hygienist. No undergraduate level dental hygiene students pursued degrees at the masters level.

Dental Hygienist Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 585 students graduate from programs in this state in dental hygiene per year. This accounts for 7% of dental hygienist students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 47 students graduated with dental hygienist certificates, 453 with a degree at the associate's level, and 94 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Dental Hygienist Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 51
  • Certificate 2007: 45
  • Certificate 2008: 46
  • Certificate 2009: 43
  • Certificate 2010: 47
  • Associate 2006: 353
  • Associate 2007: 342
  • Associate 2008: 424
  • Associate 2009: 452
  • Associate 2010: 453
  • Bachelor 2006: 90
  • Bachelor 2007: 98
  • Bachelor 2008: 106
  • Bachelor 2009: 101
  • Bachelor 2010: 94

Dental Hygienist Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 37 programs in dental hygiene. Of these programs, close to 54.1% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level.

Dental Hygienist Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 14
  • Associate: 20
  • Bachelor: 3

Career Trends

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 54360
  • 25th Percentile: 74040
  • Median: 93670
  • 75th Percentile: 108350
  • 90th Percentile: 119090

Career Trends

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 76600
  • Median Salary 2007: 84590
  • Median Salary 2008: 87460
  • Median Salary 2009: 89690
  • Median Salary 2010: 93670
  • Total Employed 2006: 22290
  • Total Employed 2007: 18210
  • Total Employed 2008: 18890
  • Total Employed 2009: 18340
  • Total Employed 2010: 18050

California vs National Dental Hygienist Employment

California vs National Dental Hygienist Employment

  • Employed in California: 10.168% (18050)

Dental Hygienist Schools in California

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1. Chabot College

25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 723-6600

Chabot College, which is near the center of the city, is in Hayward, CA and this school offers one dental hygienist program. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fifth biggest institution in the state of California offering dental hygiene.

2. The San Joaquin Valley College - Rancho Cucamonga

10641 Church St
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 948-7582

The San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cucamonga is located in the suburbs of Rancho Cucamonga, California and this school offers one dental hygienist program. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

3. West Coast University - Orange County

1477 S Manchester Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 782-1700

Founded in 2007, West Coast University-Orange County is a for-profit 4-year institution. WCU, which is 1.7 miles from the center of the city, is located in Anaheim, CA. It offers subjects such as allied health and nursing. WCU offers students one associates level degree and three degrees at the bachelors level. In 2010, 998 students sought degrees from the three programs at this school. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits this school.

4. Carrington College California - San Jose

6201 San Ignacio Ave.
San Jose, CA 95119
(408) 360-0848

Carrington College California-San Jose is 9.7 miles from the center of the city and this school offers one dental hygienist program.

5. The University of the Pacific

3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211-0197
(209) 946-2011

The University of the Pacific, which is 1.8 miles from the center of the city, is in Stockton, CA and it offers one dental hygienist program. Overall, 6,717 students seek degrees in 79 programs at UOP. UOP is the oldest institution in the state of California offering dental hygienist programs.

6. Taft College

29 Emmons Park Drive
Taft, CA 93268
(661) 763-7700

Taft College offers two programs in dental hygiene. Out of those, this college offers students one dental hygienist certificate and one dental hygienist degree at the associate's level. This college is a public 2-year institution.

7. Carrington College California - Sacramento

8909 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 361-1660

Carrington College California-Sacramento is located in the suburbs of Sacramento, California and this school offers one program in dental hygiene. 1,690 students seek degrees in 18 Carrington College California-Sacramento programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of California offering dental hygiene.

8. The San Joaquin Valley College - Visalia

8400 W Mineral King Ave
Visalia, CA 93291-9283
(559) 651-2500

The San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia is located in Visalia, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in dental hygiene. Overall, 1,242 students seek degrees in 17 San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia programs.

9. Diablo Valley College

321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 685-1230

Diablo Valley College offers two programs in dental hygiene. Of those, this college offers one dental hygienist certificate to students and one dental hygienist degree at the associate's level. It is located in the suburbs of Pleasant Hill, California. Overall, 20,703 students seek degrees in 109 programs at this public college. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of California offering dental hygiene.

10. Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350
(909) 558-1000

Loma Linda University is in the suburbs of Loma Linda, California and LLU offers one dental hygienist program. Overall, 4,266 students seek degrees in 145 LLU programs. It is the largest institution in the state of California offering dental hygiene in terms of programs.

11. Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822-1386
(916) 558-2111

Sacramento City College is 2.7 miles from the center of the city. It offers two programs in dental hygiene. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in dental hygiene and one dental hygienist degree at the associate's level. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

12. Fresno City College

1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741
(559) 442-4600

Fresno City College offers two dental hygienist programs. More specifically, students are offered one dental hygienist certificate by it and one associate's level dental hygiene degree. This college is near the center of the city. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. It is the oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in dental hygiene.

13. Moreno Valley College

16130 Lasselle St
Moreno Valley, CA 92551
(951) 571-6100

Moreno Valley College is a public 2-year institution. It is in Moreno Valley, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers 29 certificates and 23 degrees at the associates level to students. 10,684 students pursued degrees from the 29 programs at this college in 2010. It offers subjects such as language, physician assisting, and emergency management. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

14. West Los Angeles College

9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230-3519
(310) 287-4200

West Los Angeles College offers two dental hygienist programs. More specifically, students are offered one dental hygienist certificate by it and one dental hygienist degree at the associate's level. This community college is in the suburbs of Culver City, California. Overall, 11,915 students pursue degrees in 98 programs at this college.

15. The College of San Mateo

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402-3784
(650) 574-6161

The College of San Mateo is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1922. This college, which is 2.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in San Mateo, CA. It offers subjects including computer science and real estate. It offers students 69 certificates and 65 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 10,288 students sought degrees from the 69 programs at this college. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this college. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

16. Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 222-8000x8979

Riverside City College offers two dental hygienist programs. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in dental hygiene and one associate's level dental hygiene degree. This college is near the center of the city. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. This community college is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in dental hygiene.

17. Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
(619) 482-6550

Southwestern College offers one dental hygienist program and it is in the suburbs of Chula Vista, California. Overall, 19,476 students seek degrees in 200 Southwestern College programs.

18. Cabrillo College

6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 479-6100

Cabrillo College offers two programs in dental hygiene. Out of those, students are offered one dental hygienist certificate by it and one dental hygienist degree at the associate's level. It is located in the suburbs of Aptos, California. This college is a public 2-year institution.

19. Cerritos College

11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298
(562) 860-2451

Cerritos College is in the suburbs of Norwalk, California. It offers two dental hygienist programs. More specifically, this college offers one dental hygienist certificate to students and one associate's level dental hygiene degree. 22,142 students seek degrees in 206 Cerritos College programs, overall.

20. Pasadena City College

1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106-2003
(626) 585-7123

Pasadena City College is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two programs in dental hygiene. Out of those, this community college offers students one dental hygienist certificate and one associate's level dental hygiene degree. This community college is a public 2-year institution. It is the tenth biggest institution in the state of California offering dental hygiene in terms of programs.

21. Foothill College

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7777

Foothill College is located in the suburbs of Los Altos Hills, California. It offers two programs in dental hygiene. Specifically, this public school offers one certificate in dental hygiene to students and one associate's level dental hygiene degree. This school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California. This school is the sixth largest institution in the state of California offering dental hygiene in terms of programs.

22. Cypress College

9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA 90630-5897
(714) 484-7000

Cypress College is located in the suburbs of Cypress, California. This college offers two dental hygienist programs. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in dental hygiene and one associate's level dental hygiene degree. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. It ranks tenth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

23. Oxnard College

4000 S Rose Ave
Oxnard, CA 93033-6699
(805) 986-5800

Oxnard College is near the heart of downtown. This college offers two programs in dental hygiene. Specifically, it offers one certificate in dental hygiene to students and one dental hygienist degree at the associate's level. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

24. Shasta College

11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 242-7500

Shasta College, which is just a few miles from Redding, is located in a rural area. This college offers two dental hygienist programs. Out of those, this college offers one dental hygienist certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in dental hygiene. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. This community college is the ninth oldest institution in the state of California offering dental hygienist programs.

25. Santa Rosa Junior College

1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395
(707) 527-4011

Santa Rosa Junior College offers two dental hygienist programs. More specifically, it offers one dental hygienist certificate to students and one dental hygienist degree at the associate's level. This community college is near the heart of downtown. 24,879 students pursue degrees in 178 Santa Rosa Junior College programs, overall. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks third in the state of California.

26. Hartnell College

411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 755-6700

Founded in 1920, Hartnell College is a public 2-year institution. This college, which is near the center of the city, is in Salinas, CA. It offers subjects such as criminal justice, teaching, and physics. Students are offered 33 certificates and 49 degrees at the associates level by this college. 9,812 students pursued degrees from the 54 programs at this college in 2010. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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