With an overall population of 57,564 and a student population of 6,127, approximately 5,988 of Harlingen students attend one of Harlingen's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Of the 1 dental hygienist schools in Harlingen, the largest dental hygiene school, by student population, is Texas State Technical College Harlingen. In 2010, Texas State Technical College Harlingen graduated approximately 30 students with credentials in dental hygiene.
In 2010, 30 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree in Harlingen. If you decide to attend one of Harlingen's dental hygienist schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,818 per year in instate tuition and $19,174 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,413 for dental hygiene related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,450 per year, on average, for room and board at Harlingen-based dental hygienist schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,111.
If you plan on staying in Harlingen after graduating from dental hygienist school, you should know that job prospects for dental hygienists in Harlingen, which is the most popular dental hygiene profession, are good. By the year 2018, the number of dental hygienists is expected to increase by 34% in Harlingen. 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 Harlingen is $56,250 per year, which is lower than the average for dental hygienists state-wide.
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