Mount Pleasant has a general population of 13,935 and an overall student population of 2,920. Approximately 2,920 of Mount Pleasant's students are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Of the 1 dental hygienist schools in Mount Pleasant, the largest dental hygiene school, by student population, is Northeast Texas Community College. In 2010, Northeast Texas Community College graduated approximately 12 students with credentials in dental hygiene.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree in Mount Pleasant. If you decide to attend one of Mount Pleasant's dental hygienist schools, you can expect to pay an average of $11,874 per year in instate tuition and $12,948 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,130 for dental hygiene related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Mount Pleasant-based dental hygienist schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,074.
If you decide to work as a dental hygienist in Mount Pleasant, your job prospects are good. There were 10,310 dental hygienists working in Texas and 320 working in the greater Mount Pleasant area in 2010. The number of dental hygienists in Mount Pleasant is expected to increase by 34% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
As a dental hygienist in Mount Pleasant, you can expect to make an average salary of $69,830 per year. This is higher than the average salary for dental hygienists in the state.
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