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2022 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

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2,443

Graduates Per Year

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$77K

Average Salary

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#129

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

2,443

60% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

92

52% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

128

Homeland Security

2,452

129

Dental Hygiene

2,443

130

Behavioral Sciences

2,433

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$27,000

16% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

248

Selling Skills and Sales Operations

$27,074

249

Dental Hygiene

$27,000

250

Forestry

$26,991

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TOP

50

Salary

High Salary

$56,237

46% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

48

Statistics

$56,448

49

Dental Hygiene

$56,237

50

Computer Programming

$55,323

Professors

Bad

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

246

Industrial and Product Design

247

Dental Hygiene

248

Biological and Physical Sciences

Students

Not Very Diverse

3.1/5

15.41% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

314

Secondary Education and Teaching

315

Dental Hygiene

316

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SUMMARY

Studying Dental Hygiene is not only a valuable choice, but often a needed first step for undergrads trying to begin a career as a dental insurance officer , a dental office manager, or a dental hygienist. In fact, nationally, dental hygiene is a very rare degree ranking as the 129th most popular degree. Last year, there were 2,443 dental hygiene graduates. In-state tuition for dental hygiene at private colleges is, on average, 4.5 times more costly than their public equivalents.

With only 92 schools offering this degree you could have limited options as to the institutions you can choose from. If you are looking to surround yourself with other dental hygiene students, consider schools in California which have the most undergrads admitted to dental hygiene annually. Zooming out, the best region to major in dental hygiene is in the Southeast region with St Petersburg College, East Tennessee State University, and Old Dominion University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to major in dental hygiene is the Big Sky Conference with Northern Arizona University, Weber State University, and Eastern Washington University representing the conference. That being said, our choice for the best school for dental hygiene is University of Southern California, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The overall best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There might be tons more factors to consider when selecting college. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely sway one's choice on where to go to school. Here at authority.org, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which dental hygiene college is home to the top campus, the winner is New York University. If, for example, you are very interested in which college boasts the best campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more in order to evaluate every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life and, from that list, our pick for the school with the best student life for dental hygiene is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Curious why? Continue reading to find out more about Authority's top selections. Some of our decisions will probably surprise you.

If cost is a significant factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about University of Southern California. University of Southern California appears to be the most expensive college for dental hygiene, at least regarding out of state attendance. We have an entire list of the most expensive colleges that could put the price tag of University of Southern California into perspective. For more context, you may be interested to know that dental hygiene is the 249th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average cost of $27,000. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for dental hygiene in the country is Massachusetts with expenses at the main two colleges MCPHS University and Regis College of $33,600 and $42,650 respectively. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for dental hygiene is the New England region which is best demonstrated with University of New Haven with a cost of $39,000, University of New England with a cost of $37,390, and Regis College with a cost of $42,650.

Our cheapest region for dental hygiene is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Community College of Denver with a cost of $14,662, Dixie State University with a cost of $14,976, and Weber State University with a cost of $14,973. In better news, the most affordable university for dental hygiene is University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Our entire list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state students can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $8,500 for a degree in dental hygiene. That price balloons intensely to a median of $20,500 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our selection for the university with the best value for dental hygiene: University of Southern California. Through this link you can find our comprehensive list for the schools we see as being the best value overall. With that said, this discussion is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for dental hygiene students range widely, but two years after graduation graduates will typically earn around $77,200. While there can be much variation in earnings potential; top positions can make up to $119,300. Straight out of college, the lowest earning positions within the dental hygiene space make $49,000, which could be worse. The top earning graduates from dental hygiene studied at MCPHS University and if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of dental hygiene ranks near the bottom, arriving within only the 21st percentile of all majors. The school with the most composite diversity for dental hygiene is New York University and here you can find our general list for the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Dental Hygiene only ranks within the 43rd percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 32nd percentile. White collegians make up the largest share, 69%, of scholars studying dental hygiene. Additionally, 96% of scholars seeking a dental hygiene degree are women.

The median ranking of dental hygiene professors is 4 stars, which is surprisingly the median score for every major; this is a fine. If you are interested in the most popular dental hygiene instructor nationally, look no further than Mary Godfrey at Grand Rapids Community College. This might be surprising, but the top rated dental hygiene instructors from student rankings are found at Pensacola State College. If we including data beyond simply rankings we find that the college possessing comprehensively the best professors for dental hygiene is New York University. You can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest instructors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for dental hygiene is University of Southern California. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a comprehensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, we hope you understand that considering college with a lens only shaped by superlatives can cause issues. We at Authority encourage you to explore our more nuanced pages on different universities and peruse a couple of our background pages on important things to consider as your school search continues.

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MCPHS University

#1 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

MCPHS University is a mid-sized private college located in Boston, MA ranked 225th in America. It has a total of 4,330 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 85.33% acceptance rate. MCPHS University offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dental Hygiene, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $33,600 per year, MCPHS University is reasonably pricey. 76.08% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in about $116,000 per year, which is 179% greater than the national median.

Boston, MA

www.mcphs.edu

A-

Rating

85%

Acceptance

8,048

Students

#225

Ranking

$33,600

Tuition

University of Southern California

#2 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of Southern California is a very large private university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 24th in the United States. It has a total of 21,909 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.42% of applicants. University of Southern California offers 527 different majors and is best known for its Communication and Media Studies, Film, and Gerontology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,256 per year, University of Southern California is very high-priced. 87.78% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home around $74,000 per year, which is 78% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.usc.edu/

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

53,186

Students

#24

Ranking

$57,256

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#3 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#4 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in Chapel Hill, NC ranked 64th in the nation. It has a total of 19,957 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.63% acceptance rate. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Environmental Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,019 for students from North Carolina and $34,198 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is somewhat moderately costly. 84.25% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home roughly $55,600 per year, which is 34% above the national median.

Chapel Hill, NC

www.unc.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

32,346

Students

#64

Ranking

$34,198

Tuition

West Coast University-Orange County

#5 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

West Coast University-Orange County is a small for-profit university located in Anaheim, CA ranked 56th in California. It has a total of 3,776 full-time undergraduate students. West Coast University-Orange County offers 9 different majors and is best known for its Dental Hygiene and Registered Nursing programs, which are respectively ranked 5th and 28th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $25,615 per year, West Coast University-Orange County is somewhat moderately pricey. 66.66% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn roughly $54,900 per year, which is 32% greater than the national median.

Anaheim, CA

westcoastuniversity.edu/

B

Rating

100%

Acceptance

5,292

Students

#534

Ranking

$25,615

Tuition

New York University

#6 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

New York University is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 25th in America. It has a total of 29,902 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.2% of applicants. New York University offers 564 different majors and is best known for its Drama, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, and Management Information Systems programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $50,684 per year, New York University is exceptionally expensive. 73.93% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $61,900 per year, which is 49% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.nyu.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

58,091

Students

#25

Ranking

$50,684

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#7 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

#8 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans is a small public medical school located in New Orleans, LA ranked 228th in America. It has a total of 1,086 full-time undergraduate students. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans offers 33 different majors and is best known for its Dental Hygiene, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Registered Nursing programs (nationally ranked 8th, 8th, and 32nd respectively). 85.37% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw more or less $68,800 per year, which is 66% greater than the national median.

New Orleans, LA

www.lsuhsc.edu

A-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,204

Students

#228

Ranking

$15,495

Tuition

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

#9 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is a small public medical school located in San Antonio, TX ranked 169th in the US. It has a total of 1,234 full-time undergraduate students. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offers 61 different majors and is best known for its Emergency Medical Technology, Respiratory Care Therapy, and Dental Hygiene programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 9th respectively). 88.75% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make approximately $79,000 per year, which is 90% above the national median.

San Antonio, TX

www.uthscsa.edu

A

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,881

Students

#169

Ranking

$18,306

Tuition

University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center

#10 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center is a small public medical school located in Oklahoma City, OK ranked 5th in Oklahoma. It has a total of 943 full-time undergraduate students. University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center offers 80 different majors and is best known for its Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology, Radiation Therapy, and Dental Hygiene programs (nationally ranked 7th, 8th, and 10th respectively). 53.71% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn near $51,100 per year, which is 23% greater than the national median.

Oklahoma City, OK

ouhsc.edu

B-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,697

Students

#578

Ranking

$20,169

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#11 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a very large public university located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 137th in the United States. It has a total of 43,828 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.74% of applicants. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 520 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Developmental and Child Psychology, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $13,318 for students from Minnesota and $31,616 for those from out-of-state, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is reasonably costly. 73.11% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

#137

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#12 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

#13 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is a mid-sized public medical school located in Houston, TX ranked 260th in America. It has a total of 1,018 full-time undergraduate students. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston offers 76 different majors and is best known for its Registered Nursing and Dental Hygiene programs, which are respectively ranked 12th and 13th in America. 49.78% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn roughly $90,300 per year, which is 117% greater than the national median.

Houston, TX

www.uth.edu/

A-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

6,553

Students

#260

Ranking

$32,235

Tuition

Loma Linda University

#14 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

Loma Linda University is a small private university located in Loma Linda, CA ranked 172nd in the US. It has a total of 1,750 full-time undergraduate students. Loma Linda University offers 183 different majors and is best known for its Clinical Nutrition Services, Speech-Language Pathology, and Respiratory Care Therapy programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 5th respectively). 86.17% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $80,600 per year, which is 94% above the national median.

Loma Linda, CA

www.llu.edu/index.html

A

Rating

100%

Acceptance

5,316

Students

#172

Ranking

$31,680

Tuition

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

#15 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is a small public medical school located in Little Rock, AR ranked 194th in the US. It has a total of 637 full-time undergraduate students. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences offers 64 different majors and is best known for its Nuclear Medical Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology, and Radiation Therapy programs (nationally ranked 1st, 5th, and 7th respectively). 84.74% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to make more or less $61,000 per year, which is 47% greater than the national median.

Little Rock, AR

www.uams.edu

A

Rating

100%

Acceptance

2,996

Students

#194

Ranking

$14,448

Tuition

University of Nebraska Medical Center

#16 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of Nebraska Medical Center is a small public medical school located in Omaha, NE ranked 161st in the US. It has a total of 1,046 full-time undergraduate students. University of Nebraska Medical Center offers 68 different majors and is best known for its Radiography, Registered Nursing, and Clinical Laboratory Science programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 6th, and 11th respectively). 90.62% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $71,000 per year, which is 71% greater than the national median.

Omaha, NE

www.unmc.edu

A

Rating

100%

Acceptance

4,246

Students

#161

Ranking

$29,700

Tuition

University of Maryland, Baltimore

#17 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of Maryland, Baltimore is a mid-sized public university located in Baltimore, MD ranked 115th in the United States. It has a total of 1,144 full-time undergraduate students. University of Maryland, Baltimore offers 80 different majors and is best known for its Registered Nursing, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Dental Hygiene programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 15th, and 17th respectively). 90.82% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $89,700 per year, which is 116% over the national median.

Baltimore, MD

www.umaryland.edu

A

Rating

100%

Acceptance

7,573

Students

#115

Ranking

$38,060

Tuition

University of the Pacific

#18 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of the Pacific is a mid-sized private university located in Stockton, CA ranked 235th in the nation. It has a total of 3,875 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.61% of applicants. University of the Pacific offers 102 different majors and is best known for its Commercial and Advertising Art, Music Therapy, and Dental Hygiene programs (nationally ranked 6th, 13th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,904 per year, University of the Pacific is extremely expensive. 64.54% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make close to $71,700 per year, which is 73% greater than the national median.

Stockton, CA

www.pacific.edu

A-

Rating

66%

Acceptance

7,000

Students

#235

Ranking

$48,904

Tuition

Pacific University

#19 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

Pacific University is a small private college located in Forest Grove, OR ranked 10th in Oregon. It has a total of 1,967 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 86.61% of applicants. Pacific University offers 88 different majors and is best known for its Music Therapy, Dental Hygiene, and Sustainability Studies programs (nationally ranked 17th, 19th, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $45,344 per year, Pacific University is very high-priced. 65.46% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $46,600 per year, which is 12% greater than the national median.

Forest Grove, OR

https://www.pacificu.edu

B

Rating

87%

Acceptance

4,260

Students

#501

Ranking

$45,344

Tuition

University of Detroit Mercy

#20 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of Detroit Mercy is a mid-sized private institution located in Detroit, MI ranked 7th in Michigan. It has a total of 3,205 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 77.49% of applicants. University of Detroit Mercy offers 137 different majors and is best known for its Medical Records Administration, Dental Hygiene, and Management Information Systems programs (nationally ranked 13th, 20th, and 48th respectively). With an annual tuition of $28,840 per year, University of Detroit Mercy is somewhat moderately high-priced. 62.22% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn approximately $47,100 per year, which is 13% above the national median.

Detroit, MI

www.udmercy.edu

B+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

5,661

Students

#382

Ranking

$28,840

Tuition

University of New Haven

#21 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of New Haven is a mid-sized private institution located in West Haven, CT ranked 11th in Connecticut. It has a total of 5,376 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 82.99% acceptance rate. University of New Haven offers 159 different majors and is best known for its Fire Protection, Criminal Justice, and Drawing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,000 per year, University of New Haven is quite pricey. 59.34% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make near $52,100 per year, which is 25% greater than the national median.

West Haven, CT

www.newhaven.edu

B

Rating

83%

Acceptance

7,634

Students

#479

Ranking

$39,000

Tuition

University of Missouri-Kansas City

#22 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of Missouri-Kansas City is a large public university located in Kansas City, MO ranked 13th in Missouri. It has a total of 13,235 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.3% acceptance rate. University of Missouri-Kansas City offers 146 different majors and is best known for its Music Theory and Composition, Jazz, and Dental Hygiene programs (nationally ranked 10th, 15th, and 22nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,392 for students from Missouri and $23,080 for those from out-of-state, University of Missouri-Kansas City is somewhat moderately pricey. 46.73% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home near $45,700 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Kansas City, MO

https://www.umkc.edu/

C+

Rating

61%

Acceptance

19,166

Students

#719

Ranking

$23,080

Tuition

University of Hawaii at Manoa

#23 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of Hawaii at Manoa is a large public university located in Honolulu, HI ranked 262nd in the United States. It has a total of 15,221 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 58.47% of applicants. University of Hawaii at Manoa offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Japanese Language and Literature, Native American Studies, and Teaching English as a Second Language programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,304 for in-state students and $33,336 for those from out-of-state, University of Hawaii at Manoa is somewhat moderately pricey. 58.75% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $45,800 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Honolulu, HI

https://manoa.hawaii.edu/

A-

Rating

58%

Acceptance

20,653

Students

#262

Ranking

$33,336

Tuition

University of Louisville

#24 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of Louisville is a very large public university located in Louisville, KY ranked 6th in Kentucky. It has a total of 17,664 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 69.28% acceptance rate. University of Louisville offers 209 different majors and is best known for its Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, American Sign Language, and Humanities programs (nationally ranked 1st, 8th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,732 for students from Kentucky and $27,758 for those from out-of-state, University of Louisville is reasonably expensive. 48.04% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn approximately $41,800 per year, which is 1% greater than the national median.

Louisville, KY

www.louisville.edu

C+

Rating

69%

Acceptance

24,770

Students

#705

Ranking

$27,758

Tuition

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

#25 Best Colleges for Dental Hygiene

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is a very large public university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 157th in the US. It has a total of 20,856 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting virtually 5 in every 9 applicants. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 422 different majors and is best known for its Rhetoric and Composition, Bioinformatics, and Biological and Physical Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,628 for in-state students and $32,656 for those from out-of-state, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is reasonably high-priced. 67.18% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $53,900 per year, which is 30% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.pitt.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

31,667

Students

#157

Ranking

$32,656

Tuition