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Schools Offering Beauty Programs in Iowa


Each year, approximately 0.8% of Iowa graduates receive certificates in beauty. In other words, every year an estimated 899 beauty professionals graduate from Iowa's 24 beauty schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Iowa with a beauty program is Faust Institute of Cosmetology, which is located in Storm Lake. In 2010, it was ranked 59th nationwide. 12 students graduated with a certificate in beauty from Faust Institute of Cosmetology in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Iowa with a beauty program is Capri College, which is located in Dubuque. In 2010, it was ranked 61st nationwide. In 2010, Capri College graduated 54 students from its beauty program.

Capri College, which is located in Davenport, is the third-ranked school in Iowa that has a beauty program. It received a ranking of 63rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Capri College graduated 91 students from its beauty programs. Tuition at Capri College was $0 per year.

Cost

Beauty schools in Iowa, charge students an average tuition of $366 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $4,800 per year, or as little as $3,990 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Iowa beauty schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar - located in Calmar, students are charged $4,800 per year
  2. Iowa Central Community College - located in Fort Dodge, students are charged $3,990 per year

The following Iowa beauty schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Iowa Central Community College - located in Fort Dodge, students are charged $3,990 per year
  2. Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar - located in Calmar, students are charged $4,800 per year

A beauty certificate from an Iowa school... what next?

beauty graduates in Iowa can go into a variety of professions such as barber, esthetician, cosmetology instructor, and salon manager. In 2010, there were 7,120 beauty professional working in Iowa, including 3,630 hairdressers, 410 barbers, and 80 estheticians. The largest populations of Iowa beauty professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Dallas County - 1,610 beauty professionals
  2. Appanoose County - 870 beauty professionals
  3. Scott County - 640 beauty professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 11,130 beauty professionals will be working in Iowa. This would require the number of beauty professional to grow by 12%.

Salary

On average, beauty professionals earn $32,390 per year. In 2010, however, some Iowa beauty professional earned as little as less than $15,800 per year or as much as more than $108,720 per year. Beauty professionals in the following Iowa counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Dallas County - $39,750 per year
  2. Appanoose County - $37,067 per year
  3. Buena Vista County - $35,137 per year

The following counties in Iowa have the lowest average salaries for beauty professional:

  1. Story County - $21,840 per year
  2. Black Hawk County - $28,565 per year
  3. Adair County - $30,230 per year

On average, the highest paid beauty professionals in Iowa were:

  1. Cosmetology Instructor - $46,650 per year
  2. Salon Manager - $40,650 per year
  3. Esthetician - $26,830 per year

The beauty professionals with lowest average salaries in Iowa were:

  1. Hairdresser - $24,520 per year
  2. Barber - $23,300 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Iowa statistics regarding a career in beauty and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as cosmetology or fashion.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Beauty in Iowa
  • Certificate in Beauty in Iowa

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,439 miles from location Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge IA 21.4451 n/a 5,905
6,319 miles from location Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar Calmar IA 15.6927 n/a 5,389
6,313 miles from location Capri College Cedar Rapids IA 33.8226 100% 208
6,253 miles from location Capri College Davenport IA 37.0876 100% 205
6,418 miles from location La James International College Johnston IA 28.4416 n/a 197
6,259 miles from location Capri College Dubuque IA 39.4855 100% 170
6,411 miles from location The Salon Professional Academy Ames IA 34.322 n/a 159
6,417 miles from location Iowa School of Beauty Urbandale IA 34.6785 n/a 141
6,386 miles from location La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology Mason City IA 35.5364 n/a 130
6,437 miles from location La James International College Fort Dodge IA 29.2724 n/a 128
6,302 miles from location La James International College Iowa City IA 25.542 n/a 113
6,349 miles from location La James International College Cedar Falls IA 30.5397 n/a 97
6,254 miles from location La James International College Davenport IA 29.5001 n/a 76
6,351 miles from location Iowa School of Beauty Ottumwa IA 28.4368 n/a 66
6,529 miles from location E Q School of Hair Design Council Bluffs IA 24.4379 n/a 62
6,344 miles from location College of Hair Design Waterloo IA 25.8565 n/a 50
6,294 miles from location American Hair Academy Fort Madison IA 30.0198 n/a 48
6,550 miles from location Iowa School of Beauty Sioux City IA 29.4035 n/a 46
6,412 miles from location American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines Des Moines IA 22.8024 n/a 31
6,375 miles from location Iowa School of Beauty Marshalltown IA 22.6039 n/a 28
6,489 miles from location Faust Institute of Cosmetology Storm Lake IA 40.6424 100% 24
6,482 miles from location Faust Institute of Cosmetology Spirit Lake IA 29.8468 74% 17
6,331 miles from location Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy Cresco IA 32.7484 n/a 15
6,310 miles from location American College of Hairstyling-Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids IA 31.6631 n/a 14
 

Curious what studying Beauty gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 3,630 $24,520 -11.9%
2
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers + 1,770 $40,650 115.9%
3
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,230 $46,650 36.7%
4
Barbers + 410 $23,300
5
Skincare Specialists + 80 $26,830
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are beauty related jobs in Iowa