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The 13 Most Affordable Dental Hygiene Online Bachelor Completion Programs

A dental hygienist with a bachelor’s degree earns a handsome salary of $68,000 per year, one of the best entry-level jobs in healthcare. GetEducated’s rankings reveal all of the dental hygiene online bachelor completion programs that cost less than the national average so that you, the consumer, can make the most informed decision.

GetEducated compared 20 bachelor completion programs in dental hygiene from 20 regionally accredited online schools to create this ranking. Below is our editorially independent list of the 13 Best Buys for an affordable dental hygiene online bachelor completion program. All tuition costs less than the national tuition average for this subject area.

Average Cost (In-state): ~$406 per credit
Least Expensive: Clayton State University — $240.47 per credit
Most Expensive: MCPHS University — $713.82 per credit

Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There’s no fancy formulas here. We meticulously calculate total full-time tuition—including any fees—for the most accurate total cost. Our rankings cannot be bought, and therefore factually showcase the cheapest dental hygiene online bachelor completion programs. The online dental hygiene degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2018 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Dental Hygiene Online Bachelor Completion Programs

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
Clayton State University
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene 14,31
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Texas Woman's University
Wichita State University
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Ohio State University
University of Missouri-Kansas City
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East Tennessee State University
Augusta University
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University of South Dakota
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene 14
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Old Dominion University
Minnesota State University-Mankato
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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
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Oregon Institute of Technology
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University of Louisiana at Monroe
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene 31
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NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
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Eastern Washington University
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Ferris State University
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Northern Arizona University
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Western Kentucky University
Pennsylvania College of Technology
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Vermont Technical College
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MCPHS University
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Accreditation Note: To qualify for a ranking, a program must be regionally accredited. Additional programmatic accreditation is noted in the rank table.

31 Commission on Dental Education of the American Dental Association (CODA)

35  Quarter Credit Note: This rank tuition is based on a per semester calendar credit rate. The average in-state cost for this rank is rounded up to the nearest $1. Semester based bachelor degrees typically require about 120 credits for completion, quarter-based bachelors require about 180. Tuition rates for schools operating on a per quarter calendar system were calculated to reflect a per semester rate. The following schools use a per quarter calendar for tuition. Actual tuition and fees are:

  • Oregon Institute of Technology: $265 per quarter credit (all)

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Spring 2018 review of regionally accredited dental hygiene online bachelor completion programs. Total cost includes full-time tuition and fees and was valid at the time of collection and specific to the online learning program. School profiles for the online bachelor completion degree programs in our directory may reflect a slightly different cost based on different editorial update schedules.

The published cost is an estimated sticker price for each credit, including fees. Actual costs may vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost.

Editorial Note: Online schools do NOT pay to be included in any GetEducated online degree ranking. These rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited or candidate college that offers a bachelor completion degree that is available at least 80 percent through online learning and that is open to enrollment by the public. If your online college is regionally accredited and not currently reviewed by GetEducated, please contact us for inclusion.

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