Stockton has a general population of 243,771 and an overall student population of 30,318. Approximately 6,401 of Stockton's students are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Stockton's largest dental hygienist school is University of the Pacific. Approximately 17 students graduated in 2010 from University of the Pacific with credentials in dental hygiene.
A reported 17 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene in Stockton in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $32,230 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,566 for dental hygiene related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,616 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Stockton after graduating from dental hygienist school, you should know that job prospects for dental hygienists in Stockton, which is the most popular dental hygiene profession, are good. In 2010, of the 18,500 dental hygienists in California, 280 were working in the greater Stockton area. The number of dental hygienists in Stockton is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
As a dental hygienist in Stockton, you can expect to make an average salary of $95,940 per year. This is higher than the average salary for dental hygienists in the state.