Cosmetology in Florida

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in Florida


Each year, approximately 1.7% of Florida graduates receive certificates in cosmetology. That means an estimated 8,307 cosmetologists graduate from Florida's 122 cosmetology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Florida with a cosmetology program is Keiser Career College-Jacksonville, which is located in Jacksonville. In 2010, it was ranked 55th nationwide. 13 students graduated with a certificate in cosmetology from Keiser Career College-Jacksonville in 2010. The tuition rate at Keiser Career College-Jacksonville was $14,176 per year.

Nouvelle Institute, which was ranked 59th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Florida that has a cosmetology program. It is located in Miami. In 2010, 28 students graduated from Nouvelle Institute cosmetology program.

Aveda Institute-Tallahassee, which was ranked 59th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Florida that has a cosmetology program. It is located in Tallahassee. In 2010, Aveda Institute-Tallahassee graduated 55 students from its cosmetology programs. Tuition at Aveda Institute-Tallahassee was $0 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Florida's cosmetology schools ranges from $17,536 per year to $2,158 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,606 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Florida cosmetology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Lincoln College of Technology - located in West Palm Beach, students are charged $17,536 per year
  2. Fortis College - located in Tampa, students are charged $17,023 per year
  3. Florida Career College - located in Clearwater, students are charged $16,744 per year

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

  1. Palm Beach State College - located in Lake Worth, students are charged $2,158 per year
  2. Pensacola State College - located in Pensacola, students are charged $2,179 per year
  3. College of Central Florida - located in Ocala, students are charged $2,190 per year

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

A large number of Florida cosmetology graduates become cosmetologists. In 2010, there were 21,050 cosmetologists working in Florida. The largest populations of Florida cosmetologists are working in the following counties:

  1. Hernando County - 3,160 cosmetologists
  2. Lake County - 3,090 cosmetologists
  3. Palm Beach County - 2,340 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 43,390 cosmetologists will be working in Florida state. This would require the number of cosmetologists to grow by 2%.

Salary

A cosmetologist in Florida earns $26,650 per year on average. However, Florida cosmetologists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,580 per year to more than $62,470 per year in 2010. The counties in Florida with the highest average salary for a cosmetologist are:

  1. Collier County - $36,260 per year
  2. Palm Beach County - $32,510 per year
  3. Broward County - $31,280 per year

The following counties in Florida have the lowest average salaries for cosmetologists:

  1. Bay County - $20,190 per year
  2. Marion County - $21,940 per year
  3. Okaloosa County - $21,990 per year

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

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,614 miles from location Empire Beauty School-West Palm West Palm Beach FL n/a n/a n/a
5,613 miles from location Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-Miami Beach Miami Beach FL n/a n/a n/a
5,694 miles from location Immokalee Technical Center Immokalee FL n/a n/a n/a
5,735 miles from location American Academy of Cosmetology Orange Park FL n/a n/a n/a
5,724 miles from location The Salon Professional Academy North Fort Myers FL n/a n/a n/a
5,616 miles from location Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers Hollywood FL n/a n/a n/a
5,624 miles from location Eureka Institute of Health and Beauty Miami FL n/a n/a n/a
5,769 miles from location The Salon Professional Academy Tampa FL n/a n/a n/a
5,770 miles from location The Salon Professional Academy Gainesville FL n/a n/a n/a
5,743 miles from location The Salon Professional Academy The Villages FL n/a n/a n/a
5,780 miles from location Marchman Technical Education Center New Port Richey FL n/a n/a n/a
5,616 miles from location International B Naturale Beauty School Fort Lauderdale FL n/a n/a n/a
5,995 miles from location Walton Career Development Center Defuniak Springs FL n/a n/a n/a
5,728 miles from location Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville FL 18.8342 n/a 28,877
5,612 miles from location Palm Beach State College Lake Worth FL 18.277 n/a 28,017
5,663 miles from location Brevard Community College Cocoa FL 23.0121 n/a 17,853
5,685 miles from location Daytona State College Daytona Beach FL 17.1637 n/a 17,352
5,633 miles from location Indian River State College Fort Pierce FL 19.855 n/a 17,110
6,058 miles from location Pensacola State College Pensacola FL 16.7322 n/a 11,598
5,752 miles from location College of Central Florida Ocala FL 17.9398 n/a 8,289
5,625 miles from location Florida Career College Miami FL 28.9767 n/a 3,958
5,782 miles from location Florida Gateway College Lake City FL 19.1971 n/a 3,187
5,705 miles from location South Florida Community College Avon Park FL 23.4449 n/a 2,902
5,614 miles from location Lincoln College of Technology West Palm Beach FL 17.2026 n/a 2,542
5,942 miles from location Chipola College Marianna FL 23.4792 n/a 2,341
5,616 miles from location Sheridan Technical Center Hollywood FL 20.2387 n/a 1,778
5,617 miles from location Keiser Career College-Greenacres West Palm Beach FL 36.4294 100% 1,754
5,622 miles from location Miami Lakes Educational Center Hialeah FL 11.3357 n/a 1,493
5,770 miles from location Manatee Technical Institute Bradenton FL 13.0566 n/a 1,257
5,626 miles from location Robert Morgan Educational Center Miami FL 3.88399 n/a 1,234
5,887 miles from location Lively Technical Center Tallahassee FL 15.5709 n/a 1,209
5,713 miles from location Westside Tech Winter Garden FL 10.7098 n/a 1,065
5,780 miles from location Pinellas Technical Education Center-Clearwater Clearwater FL 23.2628 n/a 1,064
5,720 miles from location Heritage Institute-Ft Myers Fort Myers FL 24.7845 n/a 1,055
5,616 miles from location Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center Miami FL 9.39147 n/a 906
6,063 miles from location George Stone Career Center Pensacola FL 11.5491 n/a 860
5,763 miles from location D G Erwin Technical Center Tampa FL 26.2479 n/a 810
5,720 miles from location Lee County High Tech Center Central Fort Myers FL 23.3596 n/a 777
5,768 miles from location Manhattan Hairstyling Academy Tampa FL 29.7058 100% 667
5,961 miles from location Washington-Holmes Technical Center Chipley FL 23.7191 n/a 652
5,701 miles from location Winter Park Tech Winter Park FL 16.7422 n/a 649
5,622 miles from location Beauty Schools of America Hialeah FL 30.5921 n/a 622
5,617 miles from location Margate School of Beauty Inc Pompano Beach FL 22.5997 n/a 595
5,722 miles from location Lake Technical Center Eustis FL 25.8482 n/a 587
5,716 miles from location Ridge Career Center Winter Haven FL 10.9847 n/a 560
5,707 miles from location First Coast Technical College Saint Augustine FL 32.0312 n/a 542
5,751 miles from location Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center Ocala FL 27.8431 100% 540
5,966 miles from location Tom P Haney Technical Center Panama City FL 19.4387 n/a 516
5,729 miles from location Fortis College Orange Park FL 26.9697 n/a 514
5,723 miles from location Heritage Institute-Jacksonville Jacksonville FL 20.5111 n/a 500
5,714 miles from location Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology Naples FL 12.9736 n/a 486
5,612 miles from location American Institute Pompano Beach FL 25.5383 n/a 477
5,701 miles from location Fortis College Winter Park FL 27.5464 n/a 475
5,764 miles from location Sarasota County Technical Institute Sarasota FL 33.611 n/a 471
5,730 miles from location Traviss Career Center Lakeland FL 34.8136 n/a 471
0 miles from location Florida College of Natural Health Maitland FL 27.7901 n/a 467
5,741 miles from location Charlotte Technical Center Port Charlotte FL 23.17 n/a 461
5,724 miles from location Virginia College-Jacksonville Jacksonville FL n/a n/a 459
5,615 miles from location Florida College of Natural Health Pompano Beach FL 21.1006 n/a 448
5,622 miles from location La Belle Beauty School Hialeah FL 34.4134 n/a 427
5,632 miles from location Beauty Schools of America Homestead FL n/a n/a 396
5,760 miles from location Meridian Career Institute Sarasota FL 22.188 n/a 384
5,621 miles from location Beauty Schools of America Miami FL 31.9085 n/a 382
5,722 miles from location Sunstate Academy Fort Myers FL 24.3978 n/a 372
5,724 miles from location Fortis Institute Jacksonville FL 30.2916 n/a 371
5,761 miles from location Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy Tampa FL 22.1538 n/a 360
5,623 miles from location Florida College of Natural Health Miami FL 24.8025 n/a 349
6,057 miles from location Fortis Institute Pensacola FL n/a n/a 345
5,617 miles from location Praxis Institute Miami FL 25.4655 n/a 332
6,023 miles from location CHOICE High School and Technical Center Fort Walton Beach FL 18.8268 n/a 329
5,761 miles from location Withlacoochee Technical Institute Inverness FL 21.0939 n/a 324
5,763 miles from location Remington College-Tampa Campus Tampa FL 20.2627 26% 312
5,682 miles from location International Academy Daytona Beach FL 30.9321 n/a 300
5,775 miles from location Aveda Institute-Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg FL 22.212 100% 298
5,699 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Orlando Casselberry FL 27.9961 n/a 294
5,614 miles from location Beauty Schools of America Miami FL 30.306 n/a 277
5,782 miles from location Benes International School of Beauty New Port Richey FL 29.5355 n/a 272
5,618 miles from location La Belle Beauty Academy Miami FL 23.5087 n/a 261
5,781 miles from location Sunstate Academy Clearwater FL 21.7369 n/a 256
0 miles from location Florida College of Natural Health Bradenton FL 19.9344 n/a 251
5,729 miles from location Lee County High Tech Center North Cape Coral FL 26.0313 n/a 248
5,618 miles from location M-DCPS The English Center Miami FL 3.50393 n/a 242
5,779 miles from location Loraines Academy Inc Saint Petersburg FL 18.5897 n/a 236
5,611 miles from location Florida Barber Academy Pompano Beach FL 31.5144 n/a 231
5,830 miles from location Taylor Technical Institute Perry FL 15.2393 n/a 217
5,781 miles from location Florida Career College Clearwater FL 29.6034 n/a 209
5,704 miles from location Academy of Career Training Kissimmee FL 31.5515 n/a 197
5,886 miles from location Aveda Institute-Tallahassee Tallahassee FL 36.8363 100% 193
5,764 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Tampa Tampa FL 27.5007 n/a 192
5,617 miles from location ASM Beauty World Academy Fort Lauderdale FL 4.02881 n/a 190
5,772 miles from location Bradenton Beauty and Barber Academy Bradenton FL 28.7621 n/a 181
5,759 miles from location Fortis College Tampa FL 32.4376 n/a 181
5,753 miles from location Bradford-Union Area Career Technical Center Starke FL 35.8466 n/a 177
5,721 miles from location Keiser Career College-Jacksonville Jacksonville FL 44.7943 100% 152
5,885 miles from location North Florida Cosmetology Institute Inc Tallahassee FL 20.7412 n/a 146
5,613 miles from location Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty West Palm Beach FL 25.5274 n/a 143
5,806 miles from location Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center Live Oak FL 29.3341 n/a 139
5,614 miles from location Academy of Healing Arts Massage & Facial Skin Care Lake Worth FL 32.2508 n/a 126
5,767 miles from location Shear Excellence International Hair Academy Tampa FL 35.4616 n/a 118
5,687 miles from location Daytona College Ormond Beach FL 35.523 n/a 114
5,618 miles from location Nouvelle Institute Miami FL 41.2229 n/a 108
5,781 miles from location Fortis College Largo FL 17.9267 n/a 100
5,614 miles from location The Beauty Institute West Palm Beach FL 30.2829 n/a 99
5,660 miles from location Academy of Cosmetology Merritt Island FL 32.2892 n/a 99
5,617 miles from location Superior Career Institute Fort Lauderdale FL 35.236 n/a 96
5,620 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Lauderhill Fort Lauderdale FL n/a n/a 92
5,732 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Jacksonville Jacksonville FL 27.267 n/a 84
5,732 miles from location Jacksonville Beauty Institute Jacksonville FL 35.6721 n/a 79
5,652 miles from location Academy of Cosmetology-Palm Bay Palm Bay FL 28.5174 n/a 71
5,765 miles from location Fashion Focus Hair Academy Sarasota FL 32.5875 n/a 69
5,725 miles from location Riverside Hairstyling Academy Jacksonville FL 32.6958 n/a 66
5,623 miles from location Celebrity School of Beauty Miami FL n/a n/a 64
5,729 miles from location Orange Park International School of Beauty Orange Park FL 28.8144 n/a 64
5,695 miles from location Universal Beauty School Miami FL 30.8186 n/a 61
5,782 miles from location American Institute of Beauty Largo FL 27.1637 n/a 49
5,716 miles from location Cozmo The School Bonita Springs FL n/a n/a 45
5,614 miles from location Florida Academy of Health & Beauty Fort Lauderdale FL 29.7467 n/a 44
5,734 miles from location North Florida Academy Orange Park FL n/a n/a 42
5,733 miles from location Trendsetters School of Beauty & Barbering Jacksonville FL 36.1737 n/a 31
5,722 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Fort Myers Fort Myers FL n/a n/a 27
5,631 miles from location Fort Pierce Beauty Academy Fort Pierce FL 26.7172 n/a 26
5,617 miles from location New Concept Massage and Beauty School Miami FL 34.2845 n/a 25
 

Curious what studying Cosmetology gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Barbers + n/a $16,540
2
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 21,050 $26,650 -1.5%
3
Manicurists and Pedicurists + 3,250 $22,190 5.9%
4
Skincare Specialists + 2,360 $29,680 21.0%
5
Shampooers + 850 $18,060 7.6%
 

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