Morgantown has a general population of 26,809 and an overall student population of 29,251. Approximately 28,898 of Morgantown's students are enrolled in schools that offer dental hygienist programs.
Of the 1 dental hygienist schools in Morgantown, the largest dental hygiene school, by student population, is West Virginia University. In 2010, approximately 23 students graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at West Virginia University.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a dental hygiene degree from one of Morgantown's dental hygienist schools. Tuition in 2009 at Morgantown's dental hygienist schools was $16,034 per year for instate students and $27,132 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,178 for dental hygiene related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board at Morgantown-based dental hygienist schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Morgantown after graduating from dental hygienist school, you should know that job prospects for dental hygienists in Morgantown, which is the most popular dental hygiene profession, are good. In 2010, of the 780 dental hygienists in West Virginia, 50 were working in the greater Morgantown area. The government projects that the number of dental hygienists in Morgantown will increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for dental hygienists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a dental hygienist in Morgantown is $47,020 per year, which is lower than the average for dental hygienists state-wide.
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