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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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,018 miles from location Aveda Institute Denver Denver CO n/a n/a n/a
7,015 miles from location The Salon Professional Academy Colorado Springs CO n/a n/a n/a
7,020 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO n/a n/a n/a
7,027 miles from location Red Rocks Community College Denver CO 12.8922 n/a 9,143
6,915 miles from location Northeastern Junior College Sterling CO 18.6572 n/a 2,497
7,019 miles from location Emily Griffith Opportunity School Denver CO 29.376 n/a 2,230
7,022 miles from location Trinidad State Junior College Trinidad CO 21.1619 n/a 1,812
6,961 miles from location Otero Junior College La Junta CO 19.2583 n/a 1,660
7,212 miles from location Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely CO 17.2141 n/a 1,375
7,008 miles from location Pickens Technical College Aurora CO 25.924 n/a 1,362
6,910 miles from location Lamar Community College Lamar CO 14.7336 n/a 1,080
7,022 miles from location Heritage College-Denver Denver CO 25.2387 n/a 703
7,192 miles from location Delta Montrose Technical College Delta CO 32.5559 n/a 493
7,016 miles from location National American University-Denver Denver CO 10.038 n/a 362
7,017 miles from location National American University-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 1.37516 n/a 343
7,014 miles from location Hair Dynamics Education Center Fort Collins CO 28.1497 n/a 251
7,017 miles from location International Salon and Spa Academy Colorado Springs CO 19.3918 n/a 216
7,014 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Thornton Denver CO 21.8778 n/a 166
7,021 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Westminster Westminster CO 24.079 100% 141
7,023 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Lakewood Denver CO 19.3095 n/a 126
7,012 miles from location Xenon International Academy Aurora CO 32.8242 n/a 119
7,012 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Fort Collins Fort Collins CO n/a n/a 116
7,009 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Aurora Aurora CO 23.7529 n/a 101
7,023 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Lakewood Denver CO 33.3635 96% 91
7,212 miles from location The Salon Professional Academy Grand Junction CO 25.8924 n/a 88
7,018 miles from location National Beauty College Denver CO n/a n/a 81
7,022 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Arvada Arvada CO 23.5817 n/a 81
7,013 miles from location Cuttin' Up Beauty Academy Denver CO 17.611 n/a 67
7,023 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Littleton Littleton CO 25.9172 n/a 66
6,995 miles from location Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture Greeley CO 24.9667 n/a 46
7,017 miles from location Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy Colorado Springs CO 37.0004 100% 39
7,013 miles from location Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture Fort Collins CO 25.6759 n/a 28
7,143 miles from location Glenwood Beauty Academy Glenwood Springs CO 33.752 n/a 22
7,030 miles from location Summit Salon & Beauty School Woodland Park CO n/a n/a 14
 

Curious what studying Cosmetology gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Colorado

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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