Wichita Falls has a general population of 104,197 and an overall student population of 6,575. Approximately 6,341 of Wichita Falls's students are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
The largest dental hygienist school in Wichita Falls, by student population, is Midwestern State University. In 2010, Midwestern State University graduated approximately 16 students with credentials in dental hygiene.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree from one of Wichita Falls's dental hygienist schools. Tuition in 2009 at Wichita Falls's dental hygienist schools was $14,202 per year for instate students and $14,922 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a dental hygienist program in Wichita Falls. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,426 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Wichita Falls after graduating from dental hygienist school, you should know that job prospects for dental hygienists in Wichita Falls, which is the most popular dental hygiene profession, are good. In 2010, of the 10,310 dental hygienists in Texas, 80 were working in the greater Wichita Falls area. The number of dental hygienists in Wichita Falls is expected 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 Wichita Falls is $55,240 per year, which is lower than the average for dental hygienists state-wide.
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