Cosmetology in Mississippi

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in Mississippi


Each year, approximately 1.4% of Mississippi graduates receive certificates in cosmetology. That means an estimated 1,015 cosmetologists graduate from Mississippi's 32 cosmetology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Mississippi that has a cosmetology program is Creations College of Cosmetology. Creations College of Cosmetology, which was ranked 66th in the country in 2010, is located in Tupelo. In 2010, 20 students graduated from Creations College of Cosmetology's cosmetology program.

The second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a cosmetology program is J & J Hair Design College. J & J Hair Design College, which was ranked 67th in the country in 2010, is located in Gulfport. 25 students graduated with certificate in cosmetology from J & J Hair Design College in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Mississippi that has a cosmetology program is Blue Cliff College. Blue Cliff College, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Gulfport. 47 students graduated with certificate in cosmetology from Blue Cliff College in 2010. Tuition at Blue Cliff College was $15,468 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Mississippi cosmetology school, average tuition will be $1,294 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,938 per year to $15,468 per year. The Mississippi cosmetology schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Blue Cliff College - located in Gulfport, students are charged $15,468 per year
  2. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - located in Perkinston, students are charged $2,712 per year
  3. East Mississippi Community College - located in Scooba, students are charged $2,350 per year

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

  1. Holmes Community College - located in Goodman, students are charged $1,938 per year
  2. Northwest Mississippi Community College - located in Senatobia, students are charged $1,950 per year
  3. East Central Community College - located in Decatur, students are charged $1,980 per year

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

The highest percentage of cosmetology graduates in Mississippi pursue careers as a cosmetologist. 1,190 cosmetologists were working in Mississippi in 2010. The Mississippi counties with the largest populations of cosmetologists are:

  1. Alcorn County - 300 cosmetologists
  2. Copiah County - 220 cosmetologists
  3. Forrest County - 170 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of cosmetologists in Mississippi will grow by 11%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 3,780 cosmetologists working in Mississippi.

Salary

A cosmetologist in Mississippi earns $25,190 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. cosmetologists in Mississippi had varying salaries from $15,680 to $53,180 per year in 2010. The following counties in Mississippi have the highest average salaries for cosmetologists:

  1. Alcorn County - $31,530 per year
  2. Copiah County - $23,890 per year
  3. Clarke County - $23,610 per year

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

  1. Hancock County - $19,910 per year
  2. Forrest County - $21,450 per year
  3. Attala County - $21,800 per year

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

  • Certificate in Cosmetology in Mississippi

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,249 miles from location Hinds Community College Raymond MS 19.3052 n/a 11,752
6,174 miles from location Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston MS 18.5666 n/a 10,064
6,223 miles from location Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia MS 17.4796 n/a 8,211
6,220 miles from location Holmes Community College Goodman MS 18.8771 n/a 6,466
6,198 miles from location Pearl River Community College Poplarville MS 31.0652 94% 5,519
6,178 miles from location Jones County Junior College Ellisville MS 17.033 n/a 5,250
6,137 miles from location East Mississippi Community College Scooba MS 18.7095 n/a 4,993
6,151 miles from location Meridian Community College Meridian MS 17.2041 n/a 3,949
6,248 miles from location Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson MS 19.2783 n/a 3,740
6,173 miles from location East Central Community College Decatur MS 20.4454 n/a 2,639
6,258 miles from location Coahoma Community College Clarksdale MS 17.9142 n/a 2,565
6,251 miles from location Southwest Mississippi Community College Summit MS 17.3155 n/a 2,119
6,234 miles from location Virginia College-Jackson Jackson MS 8.62411 11% 958
6,225 miles from location Delta Technical College Horn Lake MS 27.9087 n/a 606
6,167 miles from location Blue Cliff College Gulfport MS 32.4733 100% 238
6,236 miles from location Magnolia College of Cosmetology Jackson MS 21.8466 n/a 147
6,170 miles from location Chris Beauty College Gulfport MS 20.8604 n/a 80
6,174 miles from location Mississippi College of Beauty Culture Laurel MS 23.9299 n/a 73
6,141 miles from location Corinth Academy of Cosmetology Corinth MS 32.1234 n/a 73
0 miles from location The Academy of Hair Design Six Hattiesburg MS 18.9561 n/a 69
6,233 miles from location Academy of Hair Design Four Jackson MS 31.1525 n/a 68
6,237 miles from location Academy of Hair Design Three Jackson MS 19.7521 n/a 66
6,543 miles from location Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics Nails & Cosmetology Clinton MS n/a n/a 58
6,153 miles from location Creations College of Cosmetology Tupelo MS 34.2793 n/a 51
6,240 miles from location Traxlers School of Hair Jackson MS 18.3839 n/a 49
6,151 miles from location Final Touch Beauty School Meridian MS 24.1618 n/a 48
6,169 miles from location J & J Hair Design College Gulfport MS 32.634 n/a 48
6,198 miles from location J & J Hair Design College Carthage MS 25.2582 n/a 46
6,151 miles from location Day Spa Career College Ocean Springs MS 23.7229 n/a 44
6,165 miles from location Fosters Cosmetology College Ripley MS 23.1868 n/a 35
6,284 miles from location Delta Beauty College Greenville MS 14.1913 n/a 26
6,214 miles from location Academy of Hair Design One Grenada MS 21.0935 n/a 26
 

Curious what studying Cosmetology gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Skincare Specialists + n/a $19,970
2
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 1,190 $25,190 -3.3%
3
Manicurists and Pedicurists + 80 $22,850
4
Barbers + 40 $19,770
 

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