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Dental Hygienist Schools in Kentucky

There are six Kentucky schools offering dental hygienist programs. In 2010, 154 students graduated from programs at Kentucky dental hygienist schools. 66 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 45 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 146 students graduate from dental hygienist programs in this state per year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from dental hygienist programs. Of those, 45 students graduated with certificates in dental hygiene, 66 with an associate's level degree, and 43 with a bachelor's level degree.

Six dental hygienist schools are in this state. And of these, six schools are public. Tuition at a public dental hygienist school varies from $7,560 to $8,424.

Average tuition for dental hygienist programs is $7,936. While the lowest tuition in this state is at Western Kentucky University, the highest tuition for programs in dental hygiene, which is $8,424 each year, is at the University of Louisville.

Schools in Kentucky offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees in dental hygienist. No dental hygienist students at the undergraduate level sought masters level degrees.

Dental Hygienist Program Completions in Kentucky 2006 - 2010

On average, 146 students graduate from dental hygienist programs in this state per year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from dental hygienist programs. Of those, 45 students graduated with certificates in dental hygiene, 66 with an associate's level degree, and 43 with a bachelor's level degree.

Dental Hygienist Program Completions in Kentucky 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 17
  • Certificate 2007: 32
  • Certificate 2008: 29
  • Certificate 2009: 33
  • Certificate 2010: 45
  • Associate 2006: 95
  • Associate 2007: 67
  • Associate 2008: 63
  • Associate 2009: 45
  • Associate 2010: 66
  • Bachelor 2006: 18
  • Bachelor 2007: 49
  • Bachelor 2008: 47
  • Bachelor 2009: 54
  • Bachelor 2010: 43

Dental Hygienist Program Availability in Kentucky

Schools in this state offer a total of eight dental hygienist programs. Of these programs, close to 50% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level.

Dental Hygienist Program Availability in Kentucky

  • Certificate: 2
  • Associate: 4
  • Bachelor: 2

Career Trends

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42400
  • 25th Percentile: 48360
  • Median: 56000
  • 75th Percentile: 64050
  • 90th Percentile: 71300

Career Trends

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 51870
  • Median Salary 2007: 54950
  • Median Salary 2008: 56170
  • Median Salary 2009: 56140
  • Median Salary 2010: 56000
  • Total Employed 2006: 1800
  • Total Employed 2007: 1720
  • Total Employed 2008: 1790
  • Total Employed 2009: 1610
  • Total Employed 2010: 1690

Kentucky vs National Dental Hygienist Employment

Kentucky vs National Dental Hygienist Employment

  • Employed in Kentucky: 0.952% (1690)

Dental Hygienist Schools in Kentucky

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1. Bluegrass Community and Technical College

470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 246-6200

Bluegrass Community and Technical College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Lexington, KY. It offers two dental hygienist programs. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in dental hygiene and one associate's level dental hygiene degree. Overall, 14,164 students seek degrees in 64 programs at this school. It is the biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering dental hygiene in terms of programs.

2. West Kentucky Community and Technical College

4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, KY 42002-7380
(270) 554-9200x0

West Kentucky Community and Technical College offers one dental hygienist program and it is in town of Paducah, Kentucky. It is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering dental hygiene.

3. Big Sandy Community and Technical College

One Bert Combs Dr
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-3863x0

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is in Prestonsburg, KY and it offers one dental hygienist program. It is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky. This school is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering programs in dental hygiene.

4. Henderson Community College

2660 S Green St
Henderson, KY 42420-4699
(270) 827-1867

Henderson Community College offers one program in dental hygiene and this college, which is very close to Henderson, Kentucky, is located in a rural setting. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering programs in dental hygiene.

5. Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
(270) 745-0111

Western Kentucky University, which is near the center of the city, is in Bowling Green, KY. It offers two programs in dental hygiene. Out of those, this university offers one associate's level dental hygiene degree to students and one degree at the bachelor's level in dental hygiene. Overall, 20,897 students seek degrees in 160 WKU programs. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering dental hygiene.

6. The University of Louisville

2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292-0001
(502) 852-5555

The University of Louisville is 2.6 miles from the center of the city and this university offers one program in dental hygiene. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. The U of L is the largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering dental hygiene.