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Dental Hygienist Schools In Colorado

Dental Hygienist classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited dental hygienist schools in Colorado. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the dental hygienist academic community in Colorado, and the future trends in dental hygienist training at the following levels:


  1. Colorado Northwestern Community College

    500 Kennedy Drive, Rangely, Colorado 81648-3598

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  2. Community College of Denver

    1111 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80204-2026

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Pueblo Community College

    900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499

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Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Dental Hygienist Employment

Colorado 3,740
National 177,520

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

Employment Growth for Dental hygienists In Colorado

2,980 2,850 3,070 3,380 3,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Dental Hygienist is a growing field in Colorado. There were 760 more dental hygienists working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 26%. This is faster than the trend for dental hygienists around the US. Nationally, the number of dental hygienists has grown by 7% between 2006 and 2010.

Dental Hygienist VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$72,920 $73,390 $74,280 $72,770 $73,390
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Dental Hygienist
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of dental hygienists is growing, the salaries paid to dental hygienists are increasing in Colorado. In 2006 dental hygienists made a mean salary of $72,920 per year, and in 2010 they made $73,390 per year.

Salary percentiles for Dental hygienists in Colorado

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50th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, there was a 1% growth in dental hygienists' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 80% 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 Colorado.

Average Salaries for Dental hygienists and related professions in Colorado

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Public Health

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of dental hygienists is increasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited dental hygienist schools in Colorado state is decreasing. In Colorado, there were 96 graduates in 2006. And there were 73 graduates from dental hygienist courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of dental hygienist school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado by 24%. Most of these graduates, or 75%, earned an associate's degree in dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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The number of dental hygienist faculty, growth in the field of dental hygienist academia and dental hygienist faculty salaries in Colorado, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching dental hygienist courses to students at the certificate in dental hygienist, and associates degree in dental hygienist levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future dental hygienist faculty in Colorado. A summary of the information we have collected thus far will appear once you submit your information.

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