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Dental Hygienist Schools in Louisiana

There are four schools in the state of Louisiana offering dental hygienist programs. In 2010, 87 students graduated with degrees from Louisiana dental hygienist schools. 77 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and ten students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 84 students graduate from dental hygienist programs in Louisiana every year. This accounts for 1% of students who US schools graduate from dental hygienist programs. Of those, ten students graduated with an associate's level dental hygiene degree and 77 with a bachelor's level degree.

Four dental hygienist schools are in this state. And of these, four schools are public. Tuition at a public dental hygienist school varies from $4,426 to $4,636.

Average tuition for programs in dental hygiene is $4,518. The highest tuition for dental hygienist programs, which is $4,636 per year, is at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, while the lowest tuition in this state is at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Dental hygienist schools in this state offer associates degrees and bachelors degrees. No dental hygienist students at the undergraduate level sought masters level degrees.

Dental Hygienist Program Completions in Louisiana 2006 - 2010

On average, 84 students graduate from dental hygienist programs in Louisiana every year. This accounts for 1% of students who US schools graduate from dental hygienist programs. Of those, ten students graduated with an associate's level dental hygiene degree and 77 with a bachelor's level degree.

Dental Hygienist Program Completions in Louisiana 2006 - 2010

  • Associate 2006: 11
  • Associate 2007: 7
  • Associate 2008: 10
  • Associate 2009: 8
  • Associate 2010: 10
  • Bachelor 2006: 70
  • Bachelor 2007: 67
  • Bachelor 2008: 71
  • Bachelor 2009: 71
  • Bachelor 2010: 77

Dental Hygienist Program Availability in Louisiana

Louisiana schools offer a total of four programs in dental hygiene. Of these programs, about 75% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Dental Hygienist Program Availability in Louisiana

  • Associate: 1
  • Bachelor: 3

Career Trends

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 36420
  • 25th Percentile: 44250
  • Median: 57290
  • 75th Percentile: 71750
  • 90th Percentile: 84260

Career Trends

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 54620
  • Median Salary 2007: 53690
  • Median Salary 2008: 53540
  • Median Salary 2009: 53780
  • Median Salary 2010: 57290
  • Total Employed 2006: 1380
  • Total Employed 2007: 1590
  • Total Employed 2008: 1800
  • Total Employed 2009: 1800
  • Total Employed 2010: 1760

Louisiana vs National Dental Hygienist Employment

Louisiana vs National Dental Hygienist Employment

  • Employed in Louisiana: 0.991% (1760)

Dental Hygienist Schools in Louisiana

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1. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans

433 Bolivar St
New Orleans, LA 70112-2223
(504) 568-4808

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown and this school offers one dental hygienist program. It is a public 4-year institution. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of Louisiana offering programs in dental hygiene.

2. The University of Louisiana - Monroe

700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0000
(318) 342-1000

The University of Louisiana-Monroe offers one program in dental hygiene and this school is near the heart of downtown. 8,801 students pursue degrees in 88 programs at this school, overall. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Louisiana offering programs in dental hygiene.

3. Southern University at Shreveport

3050 Martin Luther King Dr
Shreveport, LA 71107
(318) 670-6000

Southern University at Shreveport offers one dental hygienist program and it is in Shreveport, Louisiana, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school is a historically black, public, 2-year institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of Louisiana offering programs in dental hygiene.

4. The University of Louisiana - Lafayette

104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503
(377) 482-1000

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette offers one program in dental hygiene and this university is near the heart of downtown. 16,763 students seek degrees in 117 UL Lafayette programs, overall. In terms of programs, this university is the second largest institution in the state of Louisiana offering dental hygiene.