Cosmetology in Iowa

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in Iowa


Each year, roughly 0.8% of Iowa students graduate with certificates in cosmetology. In other words, every year an estimated 908 cosmetologists graduate from Iowa's 24 cosmetology schools.

Top Schools

Faust Institute of Cosmetology, which was ranked 59th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Iowa that has a cosmetology program. It is located in Storm Lake. 12 students graduated with a certificate in cosmetology from Faust Institute of Cosmetology in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Iowa that has a cosmetology program is Capri College. Capri College, which was ranked 61st in the country in 2010, is located in Dubuque. In 2010, 54 students graduated from Capri College cosmetology program.

Capri College, which was ranked 61st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Iowa that has a cosmetology program. It is located in Davenport. 91 students graduated with certificate in cosmetology from Capri College in 2010. The tuition rate at Capri College was $0 per year.

Cost

Cosmetology 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 cosmetology 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 lowest tuition rates at Iowa cosmetology schools were charged at the following schools:

  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 cosmetology certificate from an Iowa school... what next?

Most people who graduate from cosmetology school in Iowa go on to work as a cosmetologist. If you decide to work as a cosmetologist in Iowa, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,630 Iowa cosmetologists as of 2010. In Iowa, the largest numbers of cosmetologists work in the following counties:

  1. Dallas County - 1,090 cosmetologists
  2. Appanoose County - 510 cosmetologists
  3. Scott County - 390 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 9,280 cosmetologists working in the Iowa then.

Salary

On average, a cosmetologist earns a salary of $24,520 per year in Iowa state. However, Iowa cosmetologists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,800 per year to more than $47,750 per year in 2010. On average a cosmetologist earns the most in the following Iowa counties:

  1. Johnson County - $28,000 per year
  2. Dallas County - $26,810 per year
  3. Appanoose County - $25,260 per year

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

  1. Woodbury County - $20,580 per year
  2. Adair County - $21,220 per year
  3. Scott County - $21,470 per year

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 3,630 $24,520 -11.9%
2
Barbers 410 $23,300
3
Skincare Specialists 80 $26,830
4
Manicurists and Pedicurists 30 $32,770
 

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