2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Dental Hygiene Degrees

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With annual tuitions under $26,000, these are the most affordable online schools for dental hygiene degrees. Twenty-two of these 23 schools offer bachelor's level dental hygiene programs for undergraduate students looking to begin their academic pursuits. Our most affordable online school for dental hygiene, University of Mississippi, has an annual tuition of only $5,714 and coursework that includes Pharmacology and Pathophysiology/Special Needs Patients. Fourth-ranked Eastern Washington University offers both a bachelor's degree completion program and a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene, making it an excellent choice for graduate level students.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Dental Hygiene Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 University of Mississippi Annual Tuition $5,714 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
#2 #2 Clayton State University Annual Tuition $6,600 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
#3 #3 Missouri Southern State University Annual Tuition $13,228 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
#4 #4 Eastern Washington University Annual Tuition $7,880 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#5 #5 University of Bridgeport Annual Tuition $16,585 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#6 #6 St Petersburg College Annual Tuition $13,043 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 #7 Oregon Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $12,597 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
#8 #8 Idaho State University Annual Tuition $10,989 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Master's
#9 #9 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $11,250 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#10 #10 University of Missouri-Kansas City Annual Tuition $11,434 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
#11 #11 Ohio State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $11,770 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Master's
#12 #12 University of Louisiana-Monroe Annual Tuition $12,000 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
#13 #13 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Annual Tuition $20,700 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#14 #14 Minnesota State University at Mankato Annual Tuition $13,026 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
#15 #15 Western Kentucky University Annual Tuition $18,300 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
#16 #16 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Annual Tuition $14,450 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Master's
#17 #17 East Tennessee State University Annual Tuition $13,577 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
#18 #18 Vermont Technical College Annual Tuition $17,362 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 Allen College Annual Tuition $17,640 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
#20 #20 Texas Woman's University Annual Tuition $19,257 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 Pennsylvania College of Technology Annual Tuition $20,904 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
#22 #22 University of New Mexico Annual Tuition $21,349 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#23 #23 Ferris State University Annual Tuition $25,215 Dental Hygiene Degrees: Bachelor's
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,714
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Dental Health; Current Trends in Preventive Care; Dental Hygiene Case Studies; Pathophysiology/Special Needs Patients; Pharmacology

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Example Classes:
    Health Education; Interactive Communication; Professional Development in Dental Hygiene; Research for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $13,228
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Dental Materials; Dental Morphology; Fundamentals of Instrumentation; General & Medical Microbiology; Medical Emergencies; Oral Histology and Embryology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Statistics and Evidence-based Decision Making for the Health Sciences; Career Strategies; Mythology, Folklore, and Health; Oral Health Promotion; Principles and Policies of Oral Healthcare Management; Relationship, Ethics, and Communication in Healthcare
  • Annual Tuition: $16,585
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Dental Hygiene Practice Management; Dental Hygiene Research; Dental Public Health; General and Oral Histo-Pathology; Periodontology; Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,043
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Ethics in Dental Hygiene; Advanced Periodontics; Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene; Dental Hygiene Educational Concepts; Dental Hygiene Practice Management; Leadership in Dental Hygiene

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,597
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Dental Health I, II; Dental Anatomy; Dental Ethics; General and Oral Pathology; Head and Neck Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology; Periodontology
  • Annual Tuition: $10,989
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Community Health and Special Needs Populations; Ethical and Legal Principles; Leadership and Health Policy; Pain Management; Preventive Dentistry; Tooth Morphology
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative Leadership and Professional Development; Perspectives on Dental Hygiene Practice; Telehealthcare Technology

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,434
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 33%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Dentistry Practicum; Evidence Based Decision Making in the Clinical Practice of Dental Hygiene; Introduction to Research Design; Periodontics Co-Therapy Practicum; Practicing in the Dental Hygiene Public Health Safety Net; Seminar in Health Care Issues

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,770
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Dental Hygiene Educational Theory and Methods; Educational Policy and Management in Dental Hygiene; Instructional Strategies in Dental Hygiene Education; Introduction to Dental Research Designs; Statistical Analysis and its Application to Dental Hygiene
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Dental Hygiene Technique; Community and Preventive Dentistry; Dental Anatomy; Management of the Medically Compromised Patient; Oral Radiology; Periodontology

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  • Annual Tuition: $20,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Evidence-Based Dental Hygiene Practice; Oral Health in Special Care Populations; Oral Health Research Methods
  • Annual Tuition: $13,026
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Decision Making in Periodontology; Dental Hygiene Care Planning; Educational Practice in Dental Hygiene; Oral Health Promotion Practice; Oral Medicine and Treatment Planning; Technology in Oral Health

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Dental Materials & Expanded Functions II; Dental Pharmacology; Oral Anatomy; Oral Histology & Embryology; Pain Control in Dentistry; Periodontology
  • Annual Tuition: $14,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Example Classes:
    Curriculum and Course Development; Dental Hygiene Clinic Administration; Dental Hygiene Supervised Didactic Student Teaching; The Discipline of Dental Hygiene
  • Annual Tuition: $13,577
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Anesthesia and Pain Control; Community and Rural Dental Health; Geriatric Dental Hygiene; Issues in Dental Hygiene; Supportive Periodontal Therapy; Teaching Strategies for Allied Health

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,362
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Community Oral health; Advanced Periodontics; Bioethics; Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene; Dental Hygiene Methodology & Leadership; Evidence-Based Decision Making in Dental Hygiene
  • Annual Tuition: $17,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Collaboration & Communication in Health Care; Dental Hygiene Public Health; Education Methodology in Dental Hygiene; Health Promotion & Disease Prevention; Management and Leadership in Dental Hygiene; Oral Health Service Learning of Vulnerable Populations
  • Annual Tuition: $19,257
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Alternative Dental Hygiene Practice; Dental Hygiene Clinical Case Study Development; Oral Health Worldview; Process of Care for the Registered Dental Hygienist; Professional Development for the Registered Dental Hygienist

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  • Annual Tuition: $20,904
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Community Dental Health; Dental Law and Ethics; Dental Materials and Specialties; Dental Radiology; Oral Health and Nutrition; Techniques in Pain Control
  • Annual Tuition: $21,349
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Dental Bio-Materials; Dental Office Emergencies; Dental Public Health; Dental Radiology/Lab; Local Anesthesia and Pain Control; Special Care in Dental Hygiene

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  • Annual Tuition: $25,215
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Comm Program Assessment/Plan; Dental Hygiene Informatics; Dental Hygiene Role Transition; Gerontology in Dental Hygiene; Inst Role of Dental Hygienist; Public Health Administration

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