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Schools Offering Beauty Programs in South Carolina


Each year, roughly 1.1% of South Carolina students graduate with certificates in beauty. In other words, every year an estimated 1,131 beauty professionals graduate from South Carolina's 34 beauty schools.

Top Schools

Charzanne Beauty College, which is located in Greenwood, is the top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a beauty program. It received a ranking of 61st in the country in 2010. In 2010, Charzanne Beauty College graduated 22 students from its beauty program.

Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, which is located in Rock Hill, is the second-ranked school in South Carolina that has a beauty program. It received a ranking of 66th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 33 students graduated from Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology beauty program.

The third-ranked school in South Carolina that has a beauty program is Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology. Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, which was ranked 69th in the country in 2010, is located in Spartanburg. In 2010, 65 students graduated from Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology beauty program. Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a South Carolina beauty school, average tuition will be $2,235 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,594 per year to $15,330 per year. In 2010, the following South Carolina beauty schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Miller-Motte Technical College - located in Charleston, students are charged $15,330 per year
  2. Bob Jones University - located in Greenville, students are charged $12,530 per year
  3. Virginia College-Greenville - located in Greenville, students are charged $12,400 per year

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

  1. Denmark Technical College - located in Denmark, students are charged $2,594 per year
  2. Williamsburg Technical College - located in Kingstree, students are charged $3,264 per year
  3. Central Carolina Technical College - located in Sumter, students are charged $3,380 per year

A beauty certificate from a South Carolina school... what next?

Many South Carolina beauty graduates become a esthetician, cosmetology instructor, and salon manager. In 2010, there were 8,070 beauty professional working in South Carolina, including 3,320 hairdressers, 190 estheticians, and 2,470 cosmetology instructors. The South Carolina counties with the largest populations of beauty professional are:

  1. Calhoun County - 2,180 beauty professionals
  2. Berkeley County - 1,350 beauty professionals
  3. Greenville County - 950 beauty professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of beauty professionals in the state of South Carolina will grow to 11,600. This would require a 10% growth in the field.

Salary

On average, beauty professionals earn $34,625 per year. However, South Carolina beauty professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,450 per year to more than $76,860 per year in 2010. On average beauty professional earn the most in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Berkeley County - $41,027 per year
  2. Greenville County - $39,147 per year
  3. Beaufort County - $36,585 per year

The following counties in South Carolina have the lowest average salaries for beauty professional:

  1. Chesterfield County - $24,970 per year
  2. Horry County - $28,325 per year
  3. Sumter County - $28,940 per year

The beauty professionals with highest average salaries in South Carolina were:

  1. Cosmetology Instructor - $45,560 per year
  2. Salon Manager - $32,790 per year
  3. Hairdresser - $31,000 per year

The beauty professionals with lowest average salaries in South Carolina were:

  1. Hairdresser - $31,000 per year
  2. Esthetician - $29,150 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional South Carolina statistics regarding a career in beauty and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 South Carolina
  • Certificate in Beauty in South Carolina

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,708 miles from location Virginia College-Columbia Columbia SC n/a n/a n/a
5,643 miles from location Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology Florence SC n/a n/a n/a
5,708 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Spartanburg Spartanburg SC n/a n/a n/a
5,747 miles from location Aiken School of Cosmetology Aiken SC n/a n/a n/a
5,792 miles from location Greenville Technical College Greenville SC 10.0617 n/a 15,089
5,647 miles from location Trident Technical College Charleston SC 9.83283 n/a 14,834
5,603 miles from location Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway SC 10.297 n/a 7,252
5,644 miles from location Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence SC 8.88427 n/a 5,242
5,673 miles from location Central Carolina Technical College Sumter SC 8.81998 n/a 4,137
5,792 miles from location Bob Jones University Greenville SC 26.8746 n/a 3,956
5,682 miles from location Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort SC 7.69436 n/a 2,565
5,713 miles from location Denmark Technical College Denmark SC 11.025 n/a 1,105
5,790 miles from location Virginia College-Greenville Greenville SC 1.62985 n/a 1,054
5,648 miles from location Miller-Motte Technical College Charleston SC 22.551 100% 864
5,640 miles from location Williamsburg Technical College Kingstree SC 11.6269 n/a 732
5,715 miles from location Remington College-Columbia Columbia SC n/a n/a 238
5,717 miles from location Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails Columbia SC 25.354 n/a 183
5,706 miles from location Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology Columbia SC 26.9845 n/a 183
5,652 miles from location Charleston Cosmetology Institute North Charleston SC 30.2176 n/a 173
5,770 miles from location Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology Spartanburg SC 30.607 n/a 156
5,790 miles from location Academy of Hair Technology Greenville SC 22.9435 n/a 153
5,647 miles from location Academy of Cosmetology North Charleston SC 20.4963 n/a 148
5,715 miles from location Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology Rock Hill SC 34.0687 n/a 136
5,761 miles from location Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Hair Design North Augusta SC 27.4739 n/a 102
5,583 miles from location Strand College of Hair Design Myrtle Beach SC 23.5304 n/a 75
5,719 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Columbia Columbia SC n/a n/a 62
5,776 miles from location Charzanne Beauty College Greenwood SC 38.9651 100% 54
5,727 miles from location Lacy Cosmetology School Lexington SC 29.282 100% 46
5,672 miles from location Sumter Beauty College Sumter SC 23.1611 n/a 45
5,650 miles from location Lacy Cosmetology School Goose Creek SC 12.3141 100% 37
5,689 miles from location LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc Camden SC 22.2314 n/a 33
5,747 miles from location Lacy Cosmetology School Aiken SC 29.2373 100% 30
5,710 miles from location Harley's Beauty and Barber Career Institute Columbia SC 24.8478 n/a 15
5,717 miles from location Styletrends Barber and Hairstyling Academy Rock Hill SC 24.6876 n/a 14
 

Curious what studying Beauty gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 3,320 $31,000 -3.5%
2
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 2,470 $45,560 80.3%
3
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers + 2,090 $32,790 56.0%
4
Skincare Specialists + 190 $29,150 137.5%
 

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