Cosmetology in Georgia

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in Georgia

Approximately 1.6% of graduates in of Georgia receive cosmetology certificates every year. Thus, Georgia's 54 cosmetology schools put out approximately 4,008 cosmetologists each year.

Top Schools

Michael's School of Beauty, which is located in Macon, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 65th in the country in 2010. 47 students graduated with a certificate in cosmetology from Michael's School of Beauty in 2010.

Cobb Beauty College Inc, which is located in Kennesaw, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 66th in the country in 2010. 6 students graduated with certificate in cosmetology from Cobb Beauty College Inc in 2010.

Fayette Beauty Academy, which is located in Fayetteville, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 67th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 18 students graduated from Fayette Beauty Academy cosmetology program. Fayette Beauty Academy charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's cosmetology schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,534 per year, though tuition can range from $14,653 per year to $1,863 per year. In 2010, the cosmetology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Georgia were:

  1. American Professional Institute - located in Macon, students are charged $14,653 per year
  2. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - located in Valdosta, students are charged $2,528 per year
  3. Columbus Technical College - located in Columbus, students are charged $2,468 per year

The following Georgia cosmetology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, students are charged $1,863 per year
  3. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year

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

Most people who graduate from cosmetology school in Georgia go on to work as a cosmetologist. In 2010, there were 7,480 cosmetologists working in Georgia. The following counties have the largest number of Georgia cosmetologists:

  1. Barrow County - 5,430 cosmetologists
  2. Burke County - 330 cosmetologists
  3. Bryan County - 270 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of cosmetologists in the state of Georgia will grow to 17,780. This would require a 35% growth in the profession.


On average, a cosmetologist earns a salary of $24,350 per year in Georgia state. But, salaries for cosmetologists can vary. In 2010, cosmetologists made as little as less than $15,380 per year or as much as more than $64,010 per year in Georgia. A cosmetologist in the following Georgia counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Floyd County - $31,250 per year
  2. Bryan County - $28,620 per year
  3. Clarke County - $27,530 per year

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

  1. Murray County - $17,090 per year
  2. Appling County - $18,520 per year
  3. Bulloch County - $19,180 per year

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

  • Certificate in Cosmetology in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,896 miles from location Atlanta Beauty Academy Atlanta GA n/a n/a n/a
5,812 miles from location Kevosnik School of Hair Design Dublin GA n/a n/a n/a
5,882 miles from location The Process Institute of Cosmetology Lawrenceville GA n/a n/a n/a
5,898 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Morrow Morrow GA n/a n/a n/a
5,768 miles from location Virginia College-Augusta Augusta GA n/a n/a n/a
5,902 miles from location Profile Institute of Barber-Styling Atlanta GA n/a n/a n/a
5,911 miles from location Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta GA 11.9416 n/a 11,391
5,948 miles from location West Georgia Technical College Waco GA 14.9188 n/a 7,313
5,858 miles from location Central Georgia Technical College Macon GA 13.7605 n/a 6,950
5,885 miles from location Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville GA 13.6957 n/a 6,649
5,949 miles from location Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome GA 15.91 n/a 5,994
5,704 miles from location Savannah Technical College Savannah GA 13.7948 n/a 5,483
5,895 miles from location Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin GA 18.387 n/a 5,185
5,843 miles from location Athens Technical College Athens GA 14.3033 n/a 5,167
5,766 miles from location Augusta Technical College Augusta GA 18.8263 n/a 5,028
5,894 miles from location Dekalb Technical College Clarkston GA 14.4911 n/a 4,742
5,903 miles from location Atlanta Technical College Atlanta GA 12.0104 n/a 4,740
5,932 miles from location Columbus Technical College Columbus GA 11.0556 n/a 4,172
5,874 miles from location Lanier Technical College Oakwood GA 15.9689 n/a 4,115
5,882 miles from location Albany Technical College Albany GA 19.8403 n/a 3,962
5,826 miles from location Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta GA 12.9737 n/a 3,585
5,856 miles from location Middle Georgia Technical College Warner Robins GA 18.4993 n/a 3,543
5,857 miles from location North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville GA 25.3614 n/a 2,865
5,887 miles from location South Georgia Technical College Americus GA 22.0327 n/a 2,562
5,748 miles from location Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro GA 16.8119 n/a 2,419
5,856 miles from location Moultrie Technical College White House GA 18.4235 n/a 2,407
5,780 miles from location Southeastern Technical College Vidalia GA 16.8823 n/a 1,972
5,814 miles from location Heart of Georgia Technical College Dublin GA 17.5704 n/a 1,815
5,775 miles from location Okefenokee Technical College Waycross GA 16.723 n/a 1,734
5,866 miles from location Southwest Georgia Technical College Thomasville GA 14.2445 n/a 1,721
5,749 miles from location Altamaha Technical College Jesup GA 22.7917 n/a 1,551
5,856 miles from location American Professional Institute Macon GA 18.7363 n/a 1,299
5,810 miles from location Sandersville Technical College Sandersville GA 23.0244 n/a 1,116
5,880 miles from location Georgia Career Institute Conyers GA 21.0336 n/a 939
5,902 miles from location International School of Skin and Nailcare Atlanta GA 24.3257 n/a 349
5,900 miles from location The Esani Institute Roswell GA 6.05746 n/a 210
5,932 miles from location Rivertown School of Beauty Barber Skin Care and Nails Columbus GA 32.2305 n/a 193
5,849 miles from location Georgia Institute of Cosmetology Athens GA 25.3232 n/a 190
5,899 miles from location Atlanta School of Massage Atlanta GA 30.44 n/a 148
5,900 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Dunwoody Atlanta GA 20.2349 n/a 138
5,910 miles from location Roffler Moler Hairstyling College Marietta GA 26.5828 n/a 129
5,892 miles from location Pro Way Hair School Stone Mountain GA 25.5057 n/a 117
5,913 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Kennesaw Kennesaw GA 20.8987 n/a 105
5,888 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Gwinnett Lawrenceville GA 24.1072 n/a 105
5,923 miles from location Vogue Beauty School Hiram GA 29.0551 n/a 101
5,904 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Atlanta Atlanta GA n/a n/a 86
5,900 miles from location Beauty College of America Forest Park GA 21.707 n/a 85
5,938 miles from location Georgia Beauty Academy Dalton GA n/a n/a 74
5,855 miles from location Michael's School of Beauty Macon GA 34.6481 n/a 71
5,930 miles from location Southeastern Beauty School Columbus GA 12.4649 n/a 51
5,916 miles from location Cobb Beauty College Inc Kennesaw GA 34.0928 n/a 50
5,905 miles from location Fayette Beauty Academy Fayetteville GA 33.187 n/a 38
5,930 miles from location Southeastern Beauty School Columbus GA 28.3963 n/a 37
5,855 miles from location International City Beauty College Warner Robins GA 30.9034 n/a 17

Curious what studying Cosmetology gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 7,480 $24,350 -25.7%
Skincare Specialists + 870 $21,320 -1.1%
Shampooers + 420 $18,820 -10.6%
Manicurists and Pedicurists + 300 $18,330 114.3%
Barbers + 210 $26,650

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