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Dental Hygienist Schools in Iowa

There are seven Iowa schools offering dental hygienist programs. In 2010, 101 students graduated with degrees from Iowa dental hygienist schools. 90 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 11 students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 94 students graduate from dental hygienist programs in Iowa each year. This accounts for 1% of students who US schools graduate from dental hygienist programs. Out of those, 11 students graduated with certificates in dental hygiene and 90 with a degree at the associate's level.

Seven dental hygienist schools are in this state. Of these, seven schools are public. Public dental hygienist school tuition varies from $3,204 to $3,990.

Average tuition for dental hygienist programs is $3,663. The lowest tuition in this state is at Des Moines Area Community College, while the highest tuition for dental hygienist programs, which is $3,990 every year, is at Iowa Central Community College.

Iowa dental hygienist schools offer certificates and associates degrees.

Dental Hygienist Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 94 students graduate from dental hygienist programs in Iowa each year. This accounts for 1% of students who US schools graduate from dental hygienist programs. Out of those, 11 students graduated with certificates in dental hygiene and 90 with a degree at the associate's level.

Dental Hygienist Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 0
  • Certificate 2010: 11
  • Associate 2006: 78
  • Associate 2007: 82
  • Associate 2008: 88
  • Associate 2009: 89
  • Associate 2010: 90

Dental Hygienist Program Availability in Iowa

Schools in this state offer a total of seven dental hygienist programs. Of these programs, approximately 85.7% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates.

Dental Hygienist Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 1
  • Associate: 6

Career Trends

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 52940
  • 25th Percentile: 58940
  • Median: 64990
  • 75th Percentile: 71080
  • 90th Percentile: 75060

Career Trends

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 60490
  • Median Salary 2007: 61600
  • Median Salary 2008: 62310
  • Median Salary 2009: 63650
  • Median Salary 2010: 64990
  • Total Employed 2006: 1930
  • Total Employed 2007: 2050
  • Total Employed 2008: 1870
  • Total Employed 2009: 1860
  • Total Employed 2010: 1890

Iowa vs National Dental Hygienist Employment

Iowa vs National Dental Hygienist Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 1.065% (1890)

Dental Hygienist Schools in Iowa

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1. Marshalltown Community College

3700 S Center St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641) 752-7106

Marshalltown Community College, which is very close to Marshalltown, Iowa, is in a rural area and it offers one dental hygienist program. This small college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering dental hygiene in terms of programs.

2. Western Iowa Tech Community College

4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51102-5199
(712) 274-6400

Western Iowa Tech Community College offers one program in dental hygiene and this college, which is 3.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Sioux City, IA. This community college is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Iowa offering dental hygiene in terms of programs.

3. The Eastern Iowa Community College District

306 W River Dr
Davenport, IA 52801-1221
(563) 336-3300

Founded in 1965, the Eastern Iowa Community College District is a public 2-year institution. This college is in the center of Davenport. This community college is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Iowa. This community college offers subjects such as paramedicine and liberal arts. Students are offered 27 certificates and 46 associates level degrees by it. 9,365 students pursued degrees from the 50 programs at this community college in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

4. Hawkeye Community College

1501 E Orange Rd
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 296-2320

Hawkeye Community College, which is only a few miles from Waterloo, is located in a rural setting and this college offers one dental hygienist program. Overall, 6,658 students pursue degrees in 52 Hawkeye Community College programs. It is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in dental hygiene.

5. Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
(319) 398-5411

Kirkwood Community College offers one program in dental hygiene and this college, which is 4.2 miles from the center of the city, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this community college is the sixth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering dental hygiene.

6. Iowa Western Community College

2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-1057
(712) 325-3200

Iowa Western Community College offers one program in dental hygiene and this college, which is near the center of the city, is in Council Bluffs, IA. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering dental hygiene in terms of programs.

7. Des Moines Area Community College

2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
(515) 964-6241

Des Moines Area Community College is located in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa and it offers one dental hygienist program. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Iowa.

8. Iowa Central Community College

One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 576-7201

Iowa Central Community College offers one dental hygienist program and it is located in town of Fort Dodge, Iowa. 6,204 students seek degrees in 49 programs at this college, overall. This community college is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering dental hygiene.