With an overall population of 9,237 and a student population of 6,622, approximately 6,622 of Wharton students attend one of Wharton's schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Wharton County Junior College is the largest dental hygienist school in Wharton, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 21 students graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Wharton County Junior College.
A total of 21 students graduated with credentials in dental hygiene from dental hygienist schools in Wharton in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Wharton's dental hygienist schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,665 per year in instate tuition and $10,433 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $925 for dental hygiene related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Wharton-based dental hygienist schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,385.
If you decide to work as a dental hygienist in Wharton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 10,310 dental hygienists in Texas, 100 were working in the greater Wharton area. Wharton's dental hygienist workforce is projected to increase by 34% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a dental hygienist in Wharton is $72,460 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for dental hygienists.
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