Tyler has a general population of 83,650 and an overall student population of 18,298. Approximately 11,045 of Tyler's students are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Tyler Junior College is the largest dental hygienist school in Tyler, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 22 students graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Tyler Junior College.
A total of 22 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene from dental hygienist schools in Tyler in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Tyler's dental hygienist schools, you can expect to pay an average of $11,424 per year in instate tuition and $12,024 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,116 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a dental hygienist program in Tyler. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,150 per year, on average, for room and board at Tyler-based dental hygienist schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,362.
Many dental hygiene graduates choose to work as dental hygienists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Tyler, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,310 dental hygienists in Texas. Of these dental hygienists, 220 were working in the greater Tyler area. The government projects that the number of dental hygienists in Tyler will increase by 34% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a dental hygienist in Tyler is $68,100 per year, which is higher than the average for dental hygienists state-wide.