Dental Hygienist Schools In California

California has 27 accredited dental hygienist schools where dental hygienist faculty who teach dental hygienist classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in dental hygienist in the state of California, which encompasses dental hygienist training at the following levels:

  • Dental Hygienist Certificate
  • Associates degree in Dental Hygienist
  • Bachelors degree in Dental Hygienist


Schools

  1. Cabrillo College

    6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, California 95003

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  2. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  3. Chabot College

    25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, California 94545

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  4. Cypress College

    9200 Valley View, Cypress, California 90630-5897

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  5. Diablo Valley College

    321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, California 94523

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  6. Foothill College

    12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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  7. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  8. Hartnell College

    411 Central Avenue, Salinas, California 93901

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  9. Loma Linda University

    Loma Linda, California 92350

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  10. Oxnard College

    4000 S Rose Ave, Oxnard, California 93033-6699

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  11. University of the Pacific

    3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95211-0197

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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  13. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  14. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  15. San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

    8400 W Mineral King Ave, Visalia, California 93291-9283

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  16. College of San Mateo

    1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, California 94402-3784

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  17. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  18. Shasta College

    11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, California 96003

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  19. Southwestern College in Chula Vista

    900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, California 91910-7299

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  20. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

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  21. Taft College

    29 Emmons Park Drive, Taft, California 93268

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  22. West Los Angeles College

    9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California 90230-3519

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  23. Carrington College California-Sacramento

    8909 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, California 95826

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  24. Carrington College California-San Jose

    6201 San Ignacio Ave., San Jose, California 95119

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  25. San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cucamonga

    10641 Church St, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730

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  26. West Coast University-Orange County

    1477 S Manchester Ave, Anaheim, California 92802

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  27. Moreno Valley College

    16130 Lasselle St, Moreno Valley, California 92551

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

California 18,050
National 177,520

Approximately 10% of the country's dental hygienists work in California state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In California

22,290 18,210 18,890 18,340 18,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In California, the field of dental hygienist is shrinking. In 2010 there were 4,240 less dental hygienists working in California than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of dental hygienist has shrunk by 19% in California. This decline is faster than the national trend for dental hygienists which shows a 7% increase in the number of dental hygienists working around the nation.

Dental Hygienist VS. All Professions salaries in California

$73,950 $81,730 $85,030 $87,540 $90,220
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of dental hygienists is declining, the salaries paid to dental hygienists are increasing in California. In 2006 dental hygienists made a mean salary of $73,950 per year, and in 2010 they made $90,220 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in California

10th percentile
$54,360
25th percentile
$74,040
50th percentile
$93,670
75th percentile
$108,350
90th percentile
$119,090

Thus, there was a 18% growth in dental hygienists' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of dental hygienist, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid dental hygienists earning 119% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in California state.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in California

Dental Hygienist
$90,220
Health Science
$76,941
Public Health
$71,247

In California, dental hygienists make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Dental Hygienist programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
23
bachelor
4
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
16
Total43

As the number of dental hygienists is decreasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 27 accredited dental hygienist schools in California state is increasing. In California, there were 494 graduates in 2006. And there were 594 graduates from dental hygienist courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in California by 20%. 53% of these graduates received a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in California

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