Dental Hygienist Schools In Iowa

There are 8 accredited dental hygienist schools in Iowa for faculty who teach dental hygienist classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the dental hygienist academic community in Iowa, and the future trends in dental hygienist training at the following levels:

  • Dental Hygienist Certificate
  • Associates degree in Dental Hygienist


Schools

  1. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

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  2. Eastern Iowa Community College District

    306 W River Dr, Davenport, Iowa 52801-1221

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  3. Hawkeye Community College

    1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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  4. Iowa Central Community College

    One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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  5. Iowa Western Community College

    2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-1057

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  6. Kirkwood Community College

    6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2068

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  7. Marshalltown Community College

    3700 S Center St, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

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  8. Western Iowa Tech Community College

    4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Iowa 1,890
National 177,520

Of all of the dental hygienists in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Iowa.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Iowa

1,930 2,050 1,870 1,860 1,890
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, the field of dental hygienist is shrinking. There were 40 less dental hygienists working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of dental hygienist has shrunk by 2% in Iowa. This decline is slower 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 Iowa

$59,670 $60,890 $62,450 $63,170 $63,880
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to dental hygienists are growing in Iowa. The mean salary for dental hygienists in 2006 was $59,670 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $63,880 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Iowa

10th percentile
$52,940
25th percentile
$58,940
50th percentile
$64,990
75th percentile
$71,080
90th percentile
$75,060

This represents a growth in salaries of 7%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 42% pay differential between the highest paid dental hygienists and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of dental hygienist in Iowa.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Iowa

Dental Hygienist
$63,880
Health Science
$62,709
Public Health
$57,323

Dental hygienists in Iowa earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
7
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total8

The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited dental hygienist schools in Iowa is increasing. In Iowa, there were 78 graduates in 2006. And there were 101 graduates from dental hygienist courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 29% percent increase in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. A majority of these graduates, or 88%, graduated with an associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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