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Schools Offering Beauty Programs in Pennsylvania


Around 1.0% of Pennsylvania's graduates graduate from beauty certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 3,965 beauty professionals graduate from Pennsylvania's 60 beauty schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a beauty program is Altoona Beauty School Inc. Altoona Beauty School Inc, which was ranked 60th in the country in 2010, is located in Altoona. 50 students graduated with a certificate in beauty from Altoona Beauty School Inc in 2010.

Venus Beauty Academy, which is located in Sharon Hill, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a beauty program. It received a ranking of 62nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Venus Beauty Academy graduated 65 students from its beauty program.

The third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a beauty program is Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology. Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology, which was ranked 62nd in the country in 2010, is located in Stroudsburg. 11 students graduated with certificate in beauty from Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology in 2010. The tuition rate at Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology was $0 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Pennsylvania beauty school, average tuition will be $999 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,120 per year to $15,500 per year. The Pennsylvania beauty schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Douglas Education Center - located in Monessen, students are charged $15,500 per year
  2. Tri-State Business Institute - located in Erie, students are charged $13,800 per year
  3. McCann School of Business and Technology - located in Pottsville, students are charged $12,816 per year

The beauty schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Butler County Community College - located in Butler, students are charged $3,120 per year
  2. Laurel Business Institute - located in Uniontown, students are charged $8,715 per year
  3. McCann School of Business and Technology - located in Pottsville, students are charged $12,816 per year

A beauty certificate from a Pennsylvania school... what next?

Many Pennsylvania beauty graduates become a barber, esthetician, cosmetology instructor, and salon manager. Pennsylvania had 36,710 beauty professionals in 2010. 23,390 of these beauty professionals were hairdressers, 500 were barbers, and 1,650 were estheticians. In Pennsylvania, the largest numbers of beauty professional work in the following counties:

  1. Bucks County - 11,800 beauty professionals
  2. Allegheny County - 7,470 beauty professionals
  3. Warren County - 2,390 beauty professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of beauty professionals is expected to grow by 18% by 2018. There are projected to be 55,350 beauty professionals working in Pennsylvania then. Of these 55,350 beauty professionals, the government predicts that 42,100 will be hairdressers, 4,300 will be barbers, and 3,200 will be estheticians.

Salary

beauty professionals in Pennsylvania make an average of $33,240 per year. However, Pennsylvania beauty professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,710 per year to more than $120,200 per year in 2010. On average beauty professional earn the most in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. Lancaster County - $42,430 per year
  2. Berks County - $41,607 per year
  3. Cambria County - $40,157 per year

Beauty professionals in the following counties in Pennsylvania make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Centre County - $24,850 per year
  2. Blair County - $28,855 per year
  3. Lebanon County - $30,305 per year

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

  1. Cosmetology Instructor - $50,340 per year
  2. Salon Manager - $41,290 per year
  3. Barber - $26,680 per year

The beauty professionals with lowest average salaries in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Hairdresser - $24,620 per year
  2. Esthetician - $23,270 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Pennsylvania statistics regarding a career in beauty. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Beauty in Pennsylvania

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,687 miles from location Forbes Road Career and Technology Center Monroeville PA n/a n/a n/a
5,451 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Springfield Springfield PA n/a n/a n/a
5,551 miles from location Barone Beauty Academy Williamsport PA n/a n/a n/a
5,503 miles from location Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center Dimock PA n/a n/a n/a
5,469 miles from location Metro Beauty Academy Allentown PA n/a n/a n/a
5,645 miles from location Somerset County Technology Center Somerset PA n/a n/a n/a
5,698 miles from location Butler County Community College Butler PA 10.7461 n/a 4,278
5,506 miles from location McCann School of Business and Technology Pottsville PA 21.2895 n/a 2,707
5,720 miles from location Tri-State Business Institute Erie PA 19.98 n/a 1,603
5,717 miles from location Great Lakes Institute of Technology Erie PA 35.3055 90% 499
5,500 miles from location Lancaster County Career and Technology Center Willow Street PA 29.0259 n/a 483
5,442 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Philadelphia Chestnut St Philadelphia PA 17.9795 n/a 364
5,692 miles from location Douglas Education Center Monessen PA 31.8497 n/a 354
5,441 miles from location Jean Madeline Aveda Institute Philadelphia PA 31.7212 32% 346
5,681 miles from location Laurel Business Institute Uniontown PA 30.0767 55% 264
5,434 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Philadelphia Woodhaven Rd Philadelphia PA 26.2727 n/a 179
5,486 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Wyoming Valley Moosic PA 25.9456 n/a 175
5,506 miles from location Schuylkill Technology Center Frackville PA 29.116 n/a 166
5,501 miles from location Lancaster School of Cosmetology Lancaster PA 27.2387 n/a 158
5,533 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg Harrisburg PA 23.4761 n/a 156
5,520 miles from location Empire Beauty School-York York PA 21.0619 n/a 148
5,689 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Monroeville Monroeville PA 24.1539 n/a 137
0 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Lehigh Valley Whitehall PA 24.407 n/a 136
5,447 miles from location Magnolia school Ambler PA 28.0154 n/a 132
5,447 miles from location Venus Beauty Academy Sharon Hill PA 37.9293 100% 123
5,471 miles from location Pulse Beauty Academy-A Paul Mitchell Partner School Downingtown PA n/a n/a 117
5,493 miles from location Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy of Wilkes-Barre Wilkes Barre PA 31.8246 n/a 108
5,505 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Lancaster Lancaster PA 29.1241 n/a 106
5,440 miles from location Kimberly's Beauty School Philadelphia PA n/a n/a 103
5,468 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Exton Exton PA 24.898 n/a 101
5,510 miles from location Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School Lebanon PA 26.1357 n/a 101
5,702 miles from location Empire Beauty School-North Hills Pittsburgh PA 25.0735 n/a 96
5,486 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Reading Reading PA 23.8316 n/a 96
5,573 miles from location Chambersburg Beauty School Chambersburg PA 19.3154 n/a 94
5,441 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Warminster Warminster PA 26.9217 n/a 92
5,696 miles from location Empire Beauty School-West Mifflin West Mifflin PA 24.2008 n/a 90
5,701 miles from location South Hills Beauty Academy Inc Pittsburgh PA 34.6987 n/a 90
5,463 miles from location The Vision Academy Allentown PA 33.5297 n/a 82
5,427 miles from location Levittown Beauty Academy Levittown PA 34.2092 n/a 79
5,536 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Hanover Hanover PA 28.4068 n/a 72
5,442 miles from location L T International Beauty School Philadelphia PA 27.1444 n/a 72
5,656 miles from location Indiana County Technology Center Indiana PA 29.0494 n/a 70
5,616 miles from location Altoona Beauty School Inc Altoona PA 40.0096 100% 70
5,452 miles from location Lansdale School of Cosmetology Inc Lansdale PA 30.4361 n/a 69
5,639 miles from location Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Johnstown PA 18.8752 n/a 68
5,436 miles from location Buck's County School of Beauty Culture Inc Feasterville Trevose PA 34.249 n/a 63
5,697 miles from location Butler Beauty School Butler PA 28.2434 n/a 63
5,538 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Shamokin Dam Shamokin Dam PA 29.3295 n/a 55
5,719 miles from location Beaver Falls Beauty Academy Beaver Falls PA 31.6307 n/a 55
5,550 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Williamsport Williamsport PA 28.0909 n/a 50
5,641 miles from location Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Du Bois PA 27.3492 n/a 48
5,722 miles from location New Castle School of Beauty Culture New Castle PA 36.6922 n/a 43
5,504 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Pottsville Pottsville PA 27.0313 n/a 43
5,438 miles from location International Beauty Academy Philadelphia PA n/a n/a 42
5,456 miles from location Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology Stroudsburg PA 37.724 n/a 34
5,496 miles from location Jolie Hair And Beauty Academy-Hazleton Hazleton PA 20.5216 n/a 34
5,511 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Lebanon Lebanon PA 31.0026 n/a 33
5,678 miles from location Kittanning Beauty School Kittanning PA 27.423 n/a 22
5,591 miles from location Empire Beauty School-State College State College PA 32.4615 n/a 16
5,616 miles from location Pruonto's Hair Design Institute Inc Altoona PA 34.0772 n/a 15
 

Curious what studying Beauty gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 23,390 $24,620 2.6%
2
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 6,690 $50,340 8.1%
3
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers + 4,480 $41,290 12.8%
4
Skincare Specialists + 1,650 $23,270 2.5%
5
Barbers + 500 $26,680
 

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