Council Bluffs has a total population of 58,268 and a student population of 6,494. Of these students, 6,100 are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Of the 1 dental hygienist schools in Council Bluffs, the largest dental hygiene school, by student population, is Iowa Western Community College. In 2010, Iowa Western Community College graduated approximately 20 students from its dental hygiene program.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree from one of Council Bluffs's dental hygienist schools. Tuition in 2009 at Council Bluffs's dental hygienist schools was $13,782 per year for instate students and $13,932 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $940 for dental hygiene related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,320 per year, on average, for room and board at Council Bluffs-based dental hygienist schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,706.
If you plan on staying in Council Bluffs after graduating from dental hygienist school, you should know that job prospects for dental hygienists in Council Bluffs, which is the most popular dental hygiene profession, are good. In 2010, of the 1,890 dental hygienists in Iowa, 380 were working in the greater Council Bluffs area. By the year 2018, the number of dental hygienists is expected to increase by 31% in Council Bluffs. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a dental hygienist in Council Bluffs is $65,970 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for dental hygienists.