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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Student Success

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/dental/program/studentsuccess.html

Students in our program are well prepared to take the exams required to be licensed as a dental hygienist.

For the practical exam, between 2010-2015, all but one student passed the regional practical exam on the 1st attempt.  Here are the average scores:

  • 2016:  95.2%
  • 2015:  91.6%
  • 2014:  96.6%
  • 2013:  94.2%
  • 2012:  95.8%
  • 2011:  93.6%
  • 2010:  94.6%

For the national, written exam, the success rate on national board exam has been above the national average.  Since 2012, it has been a pass/fail exam.   Here are the average scores:

  • 2012:  84.1%
  • 2010:  84.3%   
  • 2009:  84.9%
  • 2008:  85.0%