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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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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