With an overall population of 147,595 and a student population of 26,703, approximately 25,877 of Santa Rosa students attend one of Santa Rosa's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Santa Rosa Junior College is the largest dental hygienist school in Santa Rosa, based on student population. Approximately 20 students graduated in 2010 from Santa Rosa Junior College with credentials in dental hygiene.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree in Santa Rosa. If you decide to attend a dental hygienist school in Santa Rosa, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $741.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a dental hygienist program in Santa Rosa.
Many dental hygiene graduates choose to work as dental hygienists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Santa Rosa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 67 dental hygienists in California were working in the greater Santa Rosa area. By the year 2018, the number of dental hygienists is expected to increase by 25% in Santa Rosa. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
As a dental hygienist in Santa Rosa, you can expect to make an average salary of $106,610 per year. This is higher than the average salary for dental hygienists in the state.