With an overall population of 25,233 and a student population of 4,103, approximately 3,984 of Big Spring students attend one of Big Spring's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Of the 1 dental hygienist schools in Big Spring, the largest dental hygiene school, by student population, is Howard College. In 2010, Howard College graduated approximately 16 students with credentials in dental hygiene.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree from one of Big Spring's dental hygienist schools. Tuition in 2009 at Big Spring's dental hygienist schools was $9,246 per year for instate students and $9,938 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for dental hygiene related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Big Spring-based dental hygienist schools, you will have an added expense of $3,721 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $4,807.
If you decide to work as a dental hygienist in Big Spring, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 10,310 dental hygienists in Texas, 160 were working in the greater Big Spring area. By the year 2018, the number of dental hygienists is expected to increase by 34% in Big Spring. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a dental hygienist in Big Spring is $58,930 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for dental hygienists.
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