Dental Hygienist Schools In Minnesota

In Minnesota, there are 11 accredited schools where dental hygienist classes faculty 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 Minnesota, which encompasses dental hygienist training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Dental Hygienist
  • Bachelors degree in Dental Hygienist
  • Masters degree in Dental Hygienist


Schools

  1. Lake Superior College

    2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, Minnesota 55811-3399

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  2. Minnesota State Community and Technical College

    1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537-1000

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  3. Minnesota State University-Mankato

    South Rd and Ellis Ave, Mankato, Minnesota 56001

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  4. Argosy University-Twin Cities

    1515 Central Parkway, Eagan, Minnesota 55121

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  5. Metropolitan State University

    700 E Seventh St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106-5000

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  6. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

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  7. Herzing University in Minneapolis

    5700 W Broadway, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55428-3548

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  8. Normandale Community College

    9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431

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  9. Rochester Community and Technical College

    851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999

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  10. St. Cloud Technical and Community College

    1540 Northway Drive, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56303-1240

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  11. Century Community and Technical College

    3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Minnesota 4,130
National 177,520

Approximately 2% of the country's dental hygienists work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Minnesota

3,490 3,760 4,210 4,090 4,130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of dental hygienists is growing in Minnesota. 640 more dental hygienists were working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of dental hygienist has grown by 18% in Minnesota. This growth is faster than the change in the number of dental hygienists around the country. Nationally, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 7% from 2006 to 2010.

Dental Hygienist VS. All Professions salaries in Minnesota

$64,730 $67,180 $68,020 $69,230 $70,560
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Minnesota, as the number of dental hygienists is growing, the salaries earned by dental hygienists are increasing. In 2006 dental hygienists made a mean salary of $64,730 per year, and in 2010 they made $70,560 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Minnesota

10th percentile
$57,330
25th percentile
$64,240
50th percentile
$71,520
75th percentile
$79,280
90th percentile
$85,780

Thus, there was a 8% growth in dental hygienists' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 50% 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 Minnesota.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Minnesota

Dental Hygienist
$70,560
Health Science
$66,710
Public Health
$66,373

In Minnesota, dental hygienists earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
8
bachelor
3
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total12

As the number of dental hygienists is increasing in Minnesota state, the number of students graduating from the 11 accredited dental hygienist schools in Minnesota state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 224 dental hygienist graduates from dental hygienist courses in Minnesota and in 2010 there were 181 graduates.

Thus there was a 19% percent decrease in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned a associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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