Top Dental Hygiene Programs in the U.S. Listed by

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Site Ranks Best Two, Four Year Schools with Dental Hygiene Training for 2016-2017

A leader in online resources for higher education information has released its list of colleges with the Best Dental Hygiene Programs in the nation for 2016-2017. The Community for Accredited Online Schools ( compared over a dozen unique statistics on on-campus and online dental hygiene programs across the country to determine University of Alaska Fairbanks, Idaho State University, New York University, Lake Washington Institute of Technology and Eastern Florida State College ranked highest among four-year schools while Atlanta Technical College, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Owens Community College, Western Iowa Tech and Moreno Valley College ranked highest among two-year schools.

“There are dozens of new dental hygiene schools popping up across the country each year,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Our job was to determine which were offering the best overall combination of quality, value and student services to help the next generation of dental hygienists succeed.”

To be considered for the Community for Accredited Online Schools rankings, colleges must meet specific base requirements: each must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institution, and provide students career placement services or assistance after graduation. Each school’s place on the lists was determined by analysis of school-specific statistics, including student-teacher ratios and graduation rates.

All colleges on the 2016-2017 Best Dental Hygiene Programs ranking are listed below. Complete details on the data and methodology used to compile the list, as well as each school’s specific ranking can be found at:

Colleges on the Best Dental Hygiene Programs ranking, two-year schools:
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Athens Technical College
Atlanta Technical College
Bellingham Technical College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Cape Fear Community College
Central Community College
Central Georgia Technical College
Cerritos College
Chattanooga State Community College
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Coastal Carolina Community College
College of Southern Idaho
Columbus State Community College
Del Mar College
Delta College
Diablo Valley College
Eastern Iowa Community College District
El Paso Community College
Great Falls College Montana State University
Guilford Technical Community College
H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College
Harcum College
Hawkeye Community College
Hillsborough Community College
Indian Hills Community College
Meridian Community College
Middlesex Community College
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Moreno Valley College
Mott Community College
North Dakota State College of Science
Owens Community College
Ozarks Technical Community College
Pasadena City College
Pearl River Community College
Pueblo Community College
Rio Salado College
Rose State College
Sacramento City College
Stark State College
Tallahassee Community College
Tarrant County College District
Texas State Technical College - Harlingen
Truckee Meadows Community College
Tulsa Community College
Wallace State Community College - Hanceville
Wayne Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Colleges on the Best Dental Hygiene Programs ranking, four-year schools:

Baker College of Port Huron
Broward College
College of Southern Nevada
Daytona State College
Dixie State University
Eastern Florida State College
Eastern Washington University
Ferris State University
Florida SouthWestern State College
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Goodwin College
Gulf Coast State College
Hiwassee College
Idaho State University
Indian River State College
Indiana University-Northwest
Indiana University-Purdue University - Fort Wayne
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Missouri Southern State University
New York University
Northwestern Michigan College
Palm Beach State College
Pasco-Hernando State College
Pensacola State College
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Santa Fe College
South Florida State College
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
St. Petersburg College
State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota
SUNY College of Technology at Canton
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
University of Bridgeport
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Hawaii Maui College
University of Louisville
University of Maine at Augusta
University of Missouri - Kansas City
University of New England
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of South Dakota
University of Southern Indiana
University of Wyoming
Utah Valley University
Weber State University
West Liberty University
West Virginia University

About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools ( was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.

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