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Dental Hygienist Schools in Massachusetts

There are eight Massachusetts schools offering dental hygienist programs. 208 students graduated from programs at Massachusetts dental hygienist schools in 2010. 154 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 53 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 212 students graduate from dental hygienist programs in Massachusetts per year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from dental hygienist programs. Of those, one student graduated with certificates in dental hygiene, 154 with an associate's level degree, and 53 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Eight dental hygienist schools are located in this state. And of these, while two schools are private, six schools are public. Tuition at a private dental hygienist school varies from $24,500 to $25,480.

Average tuition for programs in dental hygiene is $24,883. While the highest tuition for dental hygienist programs, which is $25,480 each year, is at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the lowest tuition in Massachusetts is at Mount Ida College.

Massachusetts dental hygienist schools offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees. No undergraduate level dental hygiene students sought degrees at the masters level in 2010.

Dental Hygienist Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

On average, 212 students graduate from dental hygienist programs in Massachusetts per year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from dental hygienist programs. Of those, one student graduated with certificates in dental hygiene, 154 with an associate's level degree, and 53 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Dental Hygienist Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 23
  • Certificate 2007: 29
  • Certificate 2008: 16
  • Certificate 2009: 14
  • Certificate 2010: 1
  • Associate 2006: 141
  • Associate 2007: 133
  • Associate 2008: 149
  • Associate 2009: 133
  • Associate 2010: 154
  • Bachelor 2006: 26
  • Bachelor 2007: 24
  • Bachelor 2008: 51
  • Bachelor 2009: 40
  • Bachelor 2010: 53

Dental Hygienist Program Availability in Massachusetts

Schools in Massachusetts offer a total of nine dental hygienist programs. Of these programs, approximately 77.8% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level.

Dental Hygienist Program Availability in Massachusetts

  • Certificate: 1
  • Associate: 7
  • Bachelor: 1

Career Trends

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 58610
  • 25th Percentile: 67920
  • Median: 79690
  • 75th Percentile: 89190
  • 90th Percentile: 94950

Career Trends

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 70230
  • Median Salary 2007: 72690
  • Median Salary 2008: 75800
  • Median Salary 2009: 79810
  • Median Salary 2010: 79690
  • Total Employed 2006: 5480
  • Total Employed 2007: 5800
  • Total Employed 2008: 5570
  • Total Employed 2009: 5890
  • Total Employed 2010: 5850

Massachusetts vs National Dental Hygienist Employment

Massachusetts vs National Dental Hygienist Employment

  • Employed in Massachusetts: 3.295% (5850)

Dental Hygienist Schools in Massachusetts

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1. Bristol Community College

777 Elsbree St
Fall River, MA 02720-7395
(508) 678-2811

Bristol Community College, which is 2.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Fall River, MA and it offers one dental hygienist program. 8,893 students pursue degrees in 64 programs at this large college, overall. In terms of programs, this community college is the largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering dental hygiene.

2. The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

179 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115-5896
(617) 732-2800

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers two programs in dental hygiene. More specifically, it offers students one dental hygienist certificate and one dental hygienist degree at the bachelor's level. This specialized school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Boston, MA. Overall, 4,636 students seek degrees in 25 MCPHS programs. This school is the oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering dental hygienist programs.

3. Mount Wachusett Community College

444 Green St
Gardner, MA 01440-1000
(978) 632-6600

Mount Wachusett Community College is located in Gardner, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in dental hygiene. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering dental hygiene.

4. Mount Ida College

777 Dedham Street
Newton, MA 2459
(617) 928-4500

Mount Ida College, which is 2.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Newton, MA and Mount Ida offers one dental hygienist program. 1,481 students pursue degrees in 42 programs at this liberal arts college, overall. It is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering dental hygiene.

5. Quinsigamond Community College

670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606-2092
(508) 853-2300

Quinsigamond Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Worcester, MA and it offers one dental hygienist program. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering dental hygiene in terms of programs.

6. Cape Cod Community College

2240 Iyannough Rd
West Barnstable, MA 02668-1599
(508) 362-2131

Cape Cod Community College offers one dental hygienist program and this college, which is near the center of the city, is located in West Barnstable, MA. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in dental hygiene.

7. Middlesex Community College

Springs Rd
Bedford, MA 01730-9124
(978) 656-3200

Middlesex Community College offers one program in dental hygiene and this college is in the suburbs of Bedford, Massachusetts. Overall, 9,712 students pursue degrees in 58 Middlesex Community College programs. It is the largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering dental hygiene.

8. Springfield Technical Community College

1 Armory Sq
Springfield, MA 01105-1296
(413) 781-7822

Springfield Technical Community College offers one program in dental hygiene and it is 0.5 miles from the center of the city. This school is one of 4 technical colleges in Massachusetts. In terms of programs, this technical college is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering dental hygiene.