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2023 Dental Hygiene Cost

There are about 34,367 students enrolled in Dental Hygiene in the USA.

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Dental hygiene is the 249th most expensive degree in the nation, with a median cost of $27,000 for the top 50 programs (just ahead of #250, Forestry, with a median cost of $26,991).

New England has the most expensive schools with top 50 dental hygiene programs led by University of New Haven with an annual cost of $39,000. The most expensive state for dental hygiene is Massachusetts led by MCPHS University and Regis College.

Public schools with solid programs by and large charge 77.89% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 46.82% less than your average private school. So, if you're applying to a state school, make sure you qualify for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most expensive option in the top 25 is University of Southern California, which is the 14th most expensive college in the US. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Tyler Junior College. It costs just $3,480 per year, and it's its dental hygiene program is ranked #46. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable college, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences  could be right for you, ranked #15 with an in-state cost of just $Another more affordable pick would be #8, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans in Orleans Parish, LA with a cost of $#9, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio  with a cost of $ for in-state students and $ for out-of-state students.

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