With an overall population of 30,706 and a student population of 7,958, approximately 6,409 of Williamsport students attend one of Williamsport's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Of the 1 dental hygienist schools in Williamsport, the largest dental hygiene school, by student population, is Pennsylvania College of Technology. In 2010, approximately 48 students graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
In 2010, 48 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree in Williamsport. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,505 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Williamsport dental hygiene schools was an average of $27,655 per year in 2009.
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, you will face an additional expense of $8,350 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $16,155.
If you plan on staying in Williamsport after graduating from dental hygienist school, you should know that job prospects for dental hygienists in Williamsport, which is the most popular dental hygiene profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 127 dental hygienists in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Williamsport area. By the year 2018, the number of dental hygienists is expected to increase by 16% in Williamsport. 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 Williamsport is $55,780 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for dental hygienists.