With an overall population of 197,800 and a student population of 38,883, approximately 16,944 of Grand Rapids students attend one of Grand Rapids's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Of the 1 dental hygienist schools in Grand Rapids, the largest dental hygiene school, by student population, is Grand Rapids Community College. In 2010, Grand Rapids Community College graduated approximately 30 students with credentials in dental hygiene.
A total of 30 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene from dental hygienist schools in Grand Rapids in 2010. In 2009 tuition at dental hygienist schools in Grand Rapids was $2,308 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,524 for dental hygiene related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a dental hygienist in Grand Rapids, your job prospects are good. There were 8,870 dental hygienists working in Michigan and 890 working in the greater Grand Rapids area in 2010. The number of dental hygienists in Grand Rapids is expected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
As a dental hygienist in Grand Rapids, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,030 per year. This is lower than the average salary for dental hygienists in the state.
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