With an overall population of 19,462 and a student population of 5,200, approximately 3,915 of Klamath Falls students attend one of Klamath Falls's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Oregon Institute of Technology is the largest dental hygienist school in Klamath Falls, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 79 students graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Oregon Institute of Technology.
In 2010, 79 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree in Klamath Falls. Tuition in 2009 at Klamath Falls's dental hygienist schools was $18,285 per year for instate students and $29,805 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for dental hygiene related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Klamath Falls-based dental hygienist schools, you will have an added expense of $8,245 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,970.
If you plan on staying in Klamath Falls after graduating from dental hygienist school, you should know that job prospects for dental hygienists in Klamath Falls, which is the most popular dental hygiene profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 17 dental hygienists in Oregon were working in the greater Klamath Falls area. Klamath Falls's dental hygienist workforce is projected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. 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 Klamath Falls is $75,770 per year, which is lower than the average for dental hygienists state-wide.
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