Cosmetology in Colorado

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in Colorado


Each year, approximately 1.1% of Colorado graduates receive certificates in cosmetology. In other words, every year an estimated 1,657 cosmetologists graduate from Colorado's 34 cosmetology schools.

Top Schools

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy, which was ranked 63rd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a cosmetology program. It is located in Colorado Springs. 87 students graduated with a certificate in cosmetology from Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy in 2010.

Glenwood Beauty Academy, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a cosmetology program. It is located in Glenwood Springs. In 2010, Glenwood Beauty Academy graduated 21 students from its cosmetology program.

Regency Beauty Institute-Lakewood, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a cosmetology program. It is located in Denver. 34 students graduated with certificate in cosmetology from Regency Beauty Institute-Lakewood in 2010. Students at Regency Beauty Institute-Lakewood paid $0 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Colorado cosmetology school, average tuition will be $1,441 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,226 per year to $12,160 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Colorado cosmetology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. National American University-Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $12,160 per year
  2. National American University-Colorado Springs - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $12,160 per year
  3. Lamar Community College - located in Lamar, students are charged $3,676 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Colorado cosmetology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pickens Technical College - located in Aurora, students are charged $2,226 per year
  2. Colorado Northwestern Community College - located in Rangely, students are charged $2,506 per year
  3. Red Rocks Community College - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year

A cosmetology certificate from a Colorado school... what next?

A large number of Colorado cosmetology graduates become cosmetologists. Colorado had 6,120 cosmetologists in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Colorado cosmetologists:

  1. Adams County - 3,560 cosmetologists
  2. El Paso County - 750 cosmetologists
  3. Larimer County - 410 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of cosmetologists is expected to grow by 11% by 2018. There are projected to be 12,680 cosmetologists working in the Colorado then.

Salary

On average, cosmetologists earn $27,420 per year. However, Colorado cosmetologists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,540 per year to more than $66,470 per year in 2010. A cosmetologist in the following Colorado counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Boulder County - $39,520 per year
  2. Adams County - $28,440 per year
  3. El Paso County - $25,520 per year

A cosmetologist in the following counties in Colorado make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Weld County - $20,330 per year
  2. Chaffee County - $20,770 per year
  3. Pueblo County - $21,330 per year

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Cosmetology in Colorado
  • Certificate in Cosmetology in Colorado

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 6,120 $27,420 8.1%
2
Skincare Specialists 910 $38,370 75.0%
3
Manicurists and Pedicurists 550 $23,970 10.0%
 

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