Cosmetology in Illinois

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in Illinois


Each year, approximately 1.2% of Illinois graduates receive certificates in cosmetology. Thus, Illinois' 86 cosmetology schools put out approximately 4,310 cosmetologists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a cosmetology program is Capri Oak Forest Beauty College. Capri Oak Forest Beauty College, which was ranked 62nd in the country in 2010, is located in Oak Forest. In 2010, 74 students graduated from Capri Oak Forest Beauty College's cosmetology program.

Concept College of Cosmetology, which was ranked 62nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a cosmetology program. It is located in Danville. In 2010, Concept College of Cosmetology graduated 17 students from its cosmetology program.

Vees School of Beauty Culture, which is located in East Saint Louis, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 63rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Vees School of Beauty Culture cosmetology program. Tuition at Vees School of Beauty Culture was $0 per year.

Cost

Cosmetology schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $865 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $21,000 per year, or as little as $2,472 per year. The Illinois cosmetology schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Lincoln College - located in Lincoln, students are charged $21,000 per year
  2. Vatterott College - located in Quincy, students are charged $10,991 per year
  3. College of DuPage - located in Glen Ellyn, students are charged $4,128 per year

The following Illinois cosmetology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Highland Community College - located in Freeport, students are charged $2,472 per year
  2. John A Logan College - located in Carterville, students are charged $2,520 per year
  3. Rend Lake College - located in Ina, students are charged $2,550 per year

A cosmetology certificate from an Illinois school... what next?

The highest percentage of cosmetology graduates in Illinois pursue careers as a cosmetologist. In 2010, there were 15,820 cosmetologists working in Illinois. The largest populations of Illinois cosmetologists are working in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 11,510 cosmetologists
  2. Lake County - 1,590 cosmetologists
  3. Menard County - 330 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of cosmetologists in the state of Illinois will grow to 26,560. This would require a 13% growth in the profession.

Salary

A cosmetologist in Illinois makes an average of $28,570 per year. However, Illinois cosmetologists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,090 per year to more than $55,360 per year in 2010. On average a cosmetologist earns the most in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Menard County - $31,750 per year
  2. Kankakee County - $30,220 per year
  3. Cook County - $29,250 per year

The Illinois counties with the lowest average salary for cosmetologists are:

  1. Bureau County - $20,870 per year
  2. Boone County - $21,630 per year
  3. Adams County - $22,730 per year

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

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,104 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Chicago Chicago IL n/a n/a n/a
6,121 miles from location Universal Spa Training Academy Downers Grove IL n/a n/a n/a
6,154 miles from location Unity Cosmetology College Pontiac IL n/a n/a n/a
6,170 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Normal Normal IL n/a n/a n/a
6,227 miles from location Innovations Design Academy Canton IL n/a n/a n/a
6,125 miles from location College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL 13.8242 n/a 27,083
6,104 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Chicago IL 7.0577 n/a 13,174
6,175 miles from location John A Logan College Carterville IL 13.1135 n/a 8,568
6,138 miles from location Lake Land College Mattoon IL 14.784 n/a 7,945
6,165 miles from location Rend Lake College Ina IL 19.4494 n/a 5,871
6,181 miles from location Kaskaskia College Centralia IL 17.5689 n/a 5,337
6,105 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College Mount Carmel IL 20.0365 n/a 4,810
6,098 miles from location Danville Area Community College Danville IL 12.2748 n/a 3,584
6,139 miles from location Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg IL 13.8934 n/a 2,941
6,174 miles from location Shawnee Community College Ullin IL 14.0648 n/a 2,834
6,244 miles from location Carl Sandburg College Galesburg IL 14.1935 n/a 2,661
6,208 miles from location Highland Community College Freeport IL 15.1624 n/a 2,455
6,122 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Olney IL 14.4703 n/a 1,627
6,191 miles from location Lincoln College Lincoln IL 21.2522 59% 1,304
6,237 miles from location Vatterott College Quincy IL 28.8387 n/a 550
6,137 miles from location Hair Professionals Academy of Cosmetology Dundee IL 23.2604 n/a 291
6,140 miles from location Cosmetology & Spa Institute Crystal Lake IL 30.7123 n/a 254
6,126 miles from location Hair Professionals Academy of Cosmetology Wheaton IL 29.3417 n/a 230
6,126 miles from location Pivot Point Beauty School Bloomingdale IL 30.3114 n/a 224
6,209 miles from location University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts Springfield IL 23.0458 n/a 223
6,112 miles from location Hair Professionals Career College Palos Hills IL 27.5963 n/a 181
6,173 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Rockford Rockford IL 34.4819 100% 178
6,130 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Joliet Joliet IL 26.9838 100% 154
6,132 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Aurora Aurora IL 28.4238 100% 153
6,224 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Fairview Heights Fairview Heights IL 24.6993 100% 152
6,106 miles from location Pivot Point Beauty School Evanston IL 27.8168 n/a 142
6,122 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Arlington Heights Arlington Heights IL 24.4091 n/a 142
6,112 miles from location Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Chicago IL n/a n/a 141
6,121 miles from location Ms Roberts Academy of Beauty Culture-Villa Park Villa Park IL 30.4274 n/a 139
6,206 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Peoria Peoria IL 25.1469 100% 138
6,110 miles from location Capri Oak Forest Beauty College Oak Forest IL 38.4537 100% 137
6,172 miles from location Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology Bloomington IL 33.6777 n/a 136
6,132 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Champaign Champaign IL 27.5411 100% 135
6,159 miles from location Hair Professionals Career College Inc Sycamore IL 26.7522 n/a 133
6,106 miles from location Capri Garfield Ridge School of Beauty Culture Chicago IL 29.7584 n/a 127
6,102 miles from location Cain's Barber College Inc Chicago IL 10.9933 n/a 125
6,108 miles from location Cannella School of Hair Design Chicago IL 32.6647 n/a 124
6,106 miles from location Cannella School of Hair Design Chicago IL 33.8835 n/a 122
6,108 miles from location Cameo Beauty Academy Oak Lawn IL 23.7335 n/a 120
6,106 miles from location Rosel School of Cosmetology Chicago IL 28.0849 n/a 120
6,140 miles from location Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology Oswego IL 25.5444 n/a 120
6,111 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Tinley Park Tinley Park IL n/a n/a 111
6,104 miles from location Aveda Institute-Chicago Chicago IL n/a n/a 110
6,108 miles from location Pivot Point Beauty School Chicago IL 26.1436 n/a 108
6,120 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Darien Darien IL 29.9767 93% 102
6,113 miles from location Niles School of Cosmetology Niles IL 21.7257 n/a 100
6,105 miles from location Cannella School of Hair Design Blue Island IL 33.6608 n/a 98
6,129 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Hanover Park Hanover Park IL 22.3828 n/a 91
6,098 miles from location Cannella School of Hair Design Chicago IL 19.9604 n/a 91
6,137 miles from location Cannella School of Hair Design Elgin IL 32.1155 n/a 91
6,111 miles from location American Career College of Hair Design Inc Berwyn IL 23.6937 n/a 90
6,111 miles from location Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Bridgeview IL n/a n/a 85
6,105 miles from location Mac Daniels Beauty School Chicago IL 34.4443 n/a 81
6,198 miles from location Oehrlein School of Cosmetology East Peoria IL 26.5525 n/a 81
6,127 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Lisle Lisle IL 22.5526 n/a 80
6,168 miles from location Mr John's School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails Decatur IL 13.3857 n/a 79
6,122 miles from location Cannella School of Hair Design Villa Park IL 32.4374 n/a 78
6,140 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Elgin Elgin IL n/a n/a 76
6,120 miles from location Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Libertyville IL n/a n/a 76
6,113 miles from location Trend Setters College of Cosmetology Bradley IL 36.9046 100% 75
6,126 miles from location Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Glendale Heights IL n/a n/a 72
6,178 miles from location Educators of Beauty La Salle IL 25.9113 n/a 66
6,110 miles from location Bell Mar Beauty College Cicero IL 0.0 n/a 66
6,299 miles from location Gem City College Quincy IL 24.4478 n/a 66
6,126 miles from location Professionals Choice Hair Design Academy Joliet IL 30.3437 n/a 66
6,209 miles from location Educators of Beauty Sterling IL 28.4435 n/a 60
6,130 miles from location Concept College of Cosmetology Urbana IL 34.4817 100% 55
6,178 miles from location Educators of Beauty Rockford IL 16.6711 n/a 55
6,100 miles from location Concept College of Cosmetology Danville IL 37.7227 100% 51
6,201 miles from location Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Peoria IL n/a n/a 51
6,118 miles from location Capri Beauty College New Lenox I New Lenox IL n/a n/a 50
6,174 miles from location Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Rockford IL n/a n/a 45
6,222 miles from location Alvareitas College of Cosmetology Edwardsville IL 30.1502 n/a 44
6,232 miles from location Vees School of Beauty Culture East Saint Louis IL 37.1609 n/a 42
6,235 miles from location Alvareitas College of Cosmetology Godfrey IL 32.1675 n/a 36
6,237 miles from location Mr John's School of Cosmetology & Nails Jacksonville IL 21.3037 n/a 36
6,248 miles from location La James International College East Moline IL 33.6106 n/a 36
6,227 miles from location Alvareitas College of Cosmetology Belleville IL 31.1964 n/a 18
6,123 miles from location University of Aesthetics Downers Grove IL n/a n/a 14
6,105 miles from location University of Aesthetics Chicago IL n/a n/a 12
6,206 miles from location Tri-County Beauty Academy Litchfield IL 27.9661 n/a 7
 

Curious what studying Cosmetology gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 15,820 $28,570 -2.0%
2
Manicurists and Pedicurists + 2,310 $25,110 -30.4%
3
Skincare Specialists + 1,700 $33,890 9.0%
4
Shampooers + 1,500 $20,440 -17.6%
5
Barbers + 40 $47,100 -95.3%
 

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