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Dental Hygienist Schools in Washington State

There are eight schools in the state of Washington offering dental hygienist programs. 200 students graduated with degrees from Washington dental hygienist schools in 2010. 148 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 52 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

206 students graduate from programs in Washington in dental hygiene, on average, per year. This accounts for 2% of students who schools in the United States graduate from dental hygienist programs. More specifically, 148 students graduated with an associate's level degree in dental hygiene and 52 with a bachelor's level degree.

Eight dental hygienist schools are in this state. And of these, eight schools are public. Tuition at a public dental hygienist school varies from $3,108 to $6,622.

Average tuition for dental hygienist programs is $4,820. The lowest tuition in this state is at Lake Washington Technical College, while the highest tuition for dental hygienist programs, which is $6,622 each year, is at Eastern Washington University.

Washington schools offer associates degrees and bachelors degrees in dental hygienist. No dental hygienist students at the undergraduate level pursued degrees at the masters level in 2010.

Dental Hygienist Program Completions in Washington State 2006 - 2010

206 students graduate from programs in Washington in dental hygiene, on average, per year. This accounts for 2% of students who schools in the United States graduate from dental hygienist programs. More specifically, 148 students graduated with an associate's level degree in dental hygiene and 52 with a bachelor's level degree.

Dental Hygienist Program Completions in Washington State 2006 - 2010

  • Associate 2006: 95
  • Associate 2007: 109
  • Associate 2008: 146
  • Associate 2009: 152
  • Associate 2010: 148
  • Bachelor 2006: 47
  • Bachelor 2007: 58
  • Bachelor 2008: 66
  • Bachelor 2009: 53
  • Bachelor 2010: 52

Dental Hygienist Program Availability in Washington State

Schools in Washington offer a total of eight dental hygienist programs. Of these programs, about 87.5% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the bachelors level.

Dental Hygienist Program Availability in Washington State

  • Associate: 7
  • Bachelor: 1

Career Trends

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

Dental Hygienists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 71680
  • 25th Percentile: 79810
  • Median: 88290
  • 75th Percentile: 98250
  • 90th Percentile: 109970

Career Trends

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

Dental Hygienists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 84680
  • Median Salary 2007: 88890
  • Median Salary 2008: 91200
  • Median Salary 2009: 91740
  • Median Salary 2010: 88290
  • Total Employed 2006: 5110
  • Total Employed 2007: 5210
  • Total Employed 2008: 5180
  • Total Employed 2009: 4650
  • Total Employed 2010: 5170

Washington State vs National Dental Hygienist Employment

Washington State vs National Dental Hygienist Employment

  • Employed in Washington State: 2.912% (5170)

Dental Hygienist Schools in Washington State

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1. Yakima Valley Community College

South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
(509) 574-4600

Yakima Valley Community College offers one program in dental hygiene and it is 1.6 miles from the heart of downtown. This college is one of 22 community colleges in Washington. It is the oldest institution in the state of Washington offering dental hygienist programs.

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2. Lake Washington Technical College

11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034-8506
(425) 739-8100

Lake Washington Technical College is in the suburbs of Kirkland, Washington and this school offers one dental hygienist program. 4,809 students pursue degrees in 71 programs at this school, overall. This technical college is the third largest institution in the state of Washington offering dental hygiene in terms of programs.

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3. Seattle Community College - Central

1701 Broadway Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 587-3800

Seattle Community College-Central is 0.9 miles from the heart of downtown and Central offers one program in dental hygiene. This college is a public 4-year institution. This community college is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Washington offering programs in dental hygiene.

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4. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
(253) 964-6500

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom offers one program in dental hygiene and it is in the suburbs of Lakewood, Washington. It is one of 44 public post-secondary institutions in Washington. This school is the fourth largest institution in the state of Washington offering dental hygiene in terms of programs.

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5. Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696
(206) 546-4101

Shoreline Community College is located in the suburbs of Shoreline, Washington and it offers one dental hygienist program. This mid-sized college is one of 22 community colleges in Washington. This college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Washington offering programs in dental hygiene.

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6. Columbia Basin College

2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-0511

Columbia Basin College offers one program in dental hygiene and Columbia Basin, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Pasco, WA. This public school is one of 44 public post-secondary institutions in Washington. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Washington offering programs in dental hygiene.

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7. Eastern Washington University

526 5th Street
Cheney, WA 99004-2496
(509) 359-6200

Eastern Washington University is in town of Cheney, Washington and this school offers one dental hygienist program. This school is a public 4-year institution. EWU is the largest institution in the state of Washington offering dental hygiene in terms of programs.

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8. Clark College

1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663-3598
(360) 992-2000

Clark College is located in the center of Vancouver and this school offers one dental hygienist program. 13,137 students seek degrees in 73 Clark College programs, overall. It is the biggest institution in the state of Washington offering dental hygiene.