Cosmetology in Kentucky

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in Kentucky


Each year, approximately 1.1% of Kentucky graduates receive certificates in cosmetology. In other words, every year an estimated 1,380 cosmetologists graduate from Kentucky's 35 cosmetology schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kentucky that has a cosmetology program is Trend Setters Academy of Beauty Culture-Elizabethtown. Trend Setters Academy of Beauty Culture-Elizabethtown, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Elizabethtown. 90 students graduated with a certificate in cosmetology from Trend Setters Academy of Beauty Culture-Elizabethtown in 2010.

Southeast School of Cosmetology, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Kentucky that has a cosmetology program. It is located in Manchester. 31 students graduated with certificate in cosmetology from Southeast School of Cosmetology in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Kentucky that has a cosmetology program is Trend Setters Academy-Louisville. Trend Setters Academy-Louisville, which was ranked 69th in the country in 2010, is located in Louisville. 85 students graduated with certificate in cosmetology from Trend Setters Academy-Louisville in 2010. Trend Setters Academy-Louisville charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Cosmetology schools in Kentucky, charge students an average tuition of $808 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $3,200 per year, or as little as $3,120 per year. In 2010, the following Kentucky cosmetology schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Gateway Community and Technical College - located in Florence, students are charged $3,200 per year
  2. Jefferson Community and Technical College - located in Louisville, students are charged $3,200 per year
  3. Bluegrass Community and Technical College - located in Lexington, students are charged $3,170 per year

The cosmetology schools in Kentucky that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Ashland Community and Technical College - located in Ashland, students are charged $3,120 per year
  2. Big Sandy Community and Technical College - located in Prestonsburg, students are charged $3,120 per year
  3. Owensboro Community and Technical College - located in Owensboro, students are charged $3,120 per year

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

The highest percentage of cosmetology graduates in Kentucky pursue careers as a cosmetologist. If you decide to work as a cosmetologist in Kentucky, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,280 Kentucky cosmetologists as of 2010. In Kentucky, the largest numbers of cosmetologists work in the following counties:

  1. Clark County - 1,130 cosmetologists
  2. Bourbon County - 540 cosmetologists
  3. Anderson County - 290 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of cosmetologists is expected to grow by 18% by 2018. There are projected to be 7,020 cosmetologists working in the Kentucky then.

Salary

A cosmetologist in Kentucky earns $23,500 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. cosmetologists in Kentucky had varying salaries from $15,610 to $39,950 per year in 2010. On average a cosmetologist earns the most in the following Kentucky counties:

  1. Bell County - $29,460 per year
  2. Bourbon County - $23,560 per year
  3. Edmonson County - $23,130 per year

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

  1. Adair County - $18,080 per year
  2. Ballard County - $19,710 per year
  3. Daviess County - $19,840 per year

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

  • Certificate in Cosmetology in Kentucky

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,994 miles from location Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville KY 11.4553 n/a 14,991
5,925 miles from location Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington KY 12.169 n/a 13,373
5,928 miles from location Somerset Community College Somerset KY 14.9987 n/a 8,195
6,151 miles from location West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah KY 18.5802 n/a 7,464
6,065 miles from location Owensboro Community and Technical College Owensboro KY 13.9383 n/a 6,324
5,830 miles from location Big Sandy Community and Technical College Prestonsburg KY 9.79963 n/a 5,048
5,849 miles from location Hazard Community and Technical College Hazard KY 13.5495 n/a 4,713
5,827 miles from location Ashland Community and Technical College Ashland KY 11.2991 n/a 4,419
5,931 miles from location Gateway Community and Technical College Florence KY 16.0354 n/a 4,206
6,030 miles from location PJ's College of Cosmetology Bowling Green KY 22.4459 n/a 598
5,986 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Hurstborne Louisville KY 23.6008 n/a 235
5,999 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown Elizabethtown KY 20.7002 n/a 170
5,995 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Louisville Louisville KY 21.2241 n/a 152
5,989 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Chenoweth Louisville KY 24.9812 n/a 142
5,830 miles from location Bellefonte Academy of Beauty Russell KY 17.2198 n/a 136
5,936 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Florence Florence KY 25.1725 n/a 136
5,998 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Dixie Louisville KY 17.2403 n/a 131
5,999 miles from location Trend Setters Academy-Louisville Louisville KY 30.7224 n/a 121
5,925 miles from location The Salon Professional Academy Lexington KY 30.7033 n/a 118
5,993 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Highland Louisville KY 19.3757 n/a 103
6,093 miles from location Pat Wilsons Beauty College Henderson KY 21.9652 n/a 94
5,929 miles from location Barrett and Company School of Hair Design Nicholasville KY 19.6107 n/a 90
5,928 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Lexington Lexington KY 29.7131 n/a 84
5,999 miles from location PJ's College of Cosmetology Glasgow KY 23.0715 n/a 75
5,883 miles from location Southeast School of Cosmetology Manchester KY 32.4527 n/a 63
6,000 miles from location Trend Setters Academy of Beauty Culture-Elizabethtown Elizabethtown KY 36.2974 n/a 49
6,131 miles from location Ezell's Cosmetology School Murray KY 12.3742 n/a 46
6,069 miles from location Mr Jim's College of Cosmetology Owensboro KY 26.6787 n/a 34
5,856 miles from location Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology Harlan KY 24.4913 n/a 26
5,896 miles from location Nutek Academy of Beauty Inc Mount Sterling KY 26.7228 n/a 26
6,087 miles from location Heads West Kentucky Beauty College Madisonville KY 27.3846 n/a 25
5,830 miles from location Regency School of Hair Design Prestonsburg KY 24.1465 n/a 23
5,876 miles from location Collins School of Cosmetology Middlesboro KY 19.1567 n/a 22
5,803 miles from location Appalachian Beauty School South Williamson KY 30.1084 n/a 16
5,830 miles from location Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology Whitesburg KY 8.16461 n/a 13
 

Curious what studying Cosmetology gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 3,280 $23,500 -3.5%
2
Manicurists and Pedicurists + 190 $22,760 18.8%
3
Skincare Specialists + 100 $33,000 42.9%
 

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