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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist Schools Site Evaluation

There are a total of 320 dental hygienist schools in the US. While all of these schools have websites, 291 dental hygienist schools have some social media presence, having accounts on at least one of the three major social media outlets, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Of the schools that have a social media presence, the greatest number, almost 96% are on Facebook.

Visual Preferences

Color

Approximately 68.1% of the 320 dental hygienist schools use white as the primary color on their websites. Another 9.7% use grey as the primary color on their websites. Blue (6.6%), black (4.7%) and yellow (4.4%) are other colors commonly used as the primary color on dental hygienist school websites.

The colors used on the websites of the largest dental hygienist schools in the nation, are as follows:

  1. Miami Dade College: white 10% and blue 2.9%
  2. Ohio State University - Main Campus: white 30% and grey 3.4%
  3. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities: white 28% and grey 3.2%

Font

The largest number, nearly 44.7%, of dental hygienist school websites use Arial as the primary font on their websites. Other fonts commonly used on dental hygienist school websites include Verdana (27.8%) and Tahoma (6.3%).

The largest dental hygienist school's websites use the following fonts:

  1. Miami Dade College: Arial
  2. Ohio State University - Main Campus: Helvetica
  3. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities: Helvetica

Social Presence

Exactly 198 dental hygienist schools have YouTube channels. These schools each have an average of 85 YouTube channel subscribers. The dental hygienist schools with the greatest number of YouTube channel subscribers are:

  1. West Virginia University: 1,555 subscribers
  2. Grand Rapids Community College: 1,166 subscribers
  3. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor: 1,107 subscribers

Exactly 215 dental hygienist schools have Twitter accounts. These schools each have an average of 907 Twitter account followers. The dental hygienist schools with the greatest number of Twitter followers are:

  1. Ohio State University - Main Campus: 18,232 followers
  2. Howard University: 11,183 followers
  3. West Virginia University: 10,568 followers

Web Metrics

Although all dental hygienist schools have websites, only about 23% of these schools actually appear to regularly maintain their sites. This can be deduced from the fact that 77% of dental hygienist school websites have 3 or more broken links one click away from their homepage. The dental hygienist schools with the most number of broken links are:

  1. Tarrant County College District: 14,140 broken links
  2. Creighton University: 7,788 broken links
  3. Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg: 4,597 broken links

It is also interesting to evaluate the number of HTML and CSS validation errors on dental hygienist school websites to get a sense of the quality of these sites. The dental hygienist school websites with the cleanest websites, i.e., least number of HTML and CSS validation errors are:

  1. Pima Community College: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors
  2. Foothill College: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors
  3. Miami Dade College: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors

The dental hygienist school websites with the greatest number of HTML and CSS validation errors include:

  1. Chippewa Valley Technical College: 121 HTML validation errors; 942 CSS validation errors
  2. Bergen Community College: 178 HTML validation errors; 869 CSS validation errors
  3. Gainesville State College: 73 HTML validation errors; 893 CSS validation errors

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