With an overall population of 427,652 and a student population of 53,146, approximately 25,511 of Fresno students attend one of Fresno's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
The largest dental hygienist school in Fresno, by student population, is Fresno City College. Approximately 25 students graduated in 2010 from Fresno City College with credentials in dental hygiene.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree in Fresno. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $658 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,640 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a dental hygienist program in Fresno.
After graduating with your credentials in dental hygiene, if you decide to work as a dental hygienist in Fresno, your job prospects are good. There were 18,500 dental hygienists working in California and 340 working in the greater Fresno area in 2010. The government projects that the number of dental hygienists in Fresno will increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a dental hygienist in Fresno is $71,960 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for dental hygienists.