Forest Grove has a general population of 17,708 and an overall student population of 3,198. Approximately 3,198 of Forest Grove's students are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Forest Grove's largest dental hygienist school is Pacific University. In 2010, approximately 29 students graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Pacific University.
In 2010, 29 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree from one of Forest Grove's dental hygienist schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $29,966 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $950 for dental hygiene related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Forest Grove-based dental hygienist schools, you will have an added expense of $8,118 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Forest Grove after graduating from dental hygienist school, you should know that job prospects for dental hygienists in Forest Grove, which is the most popular dental hygiene profession, are good. In 2010, there were 3,140 dental hygienists in Oregon. Of these dental hygienists, 1,800 were working in the greater Forest Grove area. By the year 2018, the number of dental hygienists is expected to increase by 27% in Forest Grove. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a dental hygienist in Forest Grove is $79,480 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for dental hygienists.
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