With an overall population of 85,806 and a student population of 7,877, approximately 6,269 of Rochester students attend one of Rochester's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Of the 1 dental hygienist schools in Rochester, the largest dental hygiene school, by student population, is Rochester Community and Technical College. In 2010, approximately 16 students graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Rochester Community and Technical College.
A reported 16 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene in Rochester in 2010. In 2009 tuition at dental hygienist schools in Rochester was $5,027 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for dental hygiene related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Rochester after graduating from dental hygienist school, you should know that job prospects for dental hygienists in Rochester, which is the most popular dental hygiene profession, are good. In 2010, of the 4,210 dental hygienists in Minnesota, 150 were working in the greater Rochester area. The government projects that the number of dental hygienists in Rochester will increase by 28% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a dental hygienist in Rochester is $64,220 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for dental hygienists.