Cosmetology in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in South Carolina


Around 1.1% of South Carolina's graduates graduate from cosmetology certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,131 cosmetologists graduate from South Carolina's 34 cosmetology schools.

Top Schools

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

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

The third-ranked school in South Carolina that has a cosmetology 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, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology graduated 65 students from its cosmetology programs. Tuition at Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology was $0 per year.

Cost

Cosmetology schools in South Carolina, charge students an average tuition of $2,235 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $15,330 per year, or as little as $2,594 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at South Carolina cosmetology schools were charged at the following schools:

  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 following South Carolina cosmetology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  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 cosmetology certificate from a South Carolina school... what next?

The highest percentage of cosmetology graduates in South Carolina pursue careers as a cosmetologist. South Carolina had 3,320 cosmetologists in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of South Carolina cosmetologists:

  1. Calhoun County - 830 cosmetologists
  2. Berkeley County - 820 cosmetologists
  3. Greenville County - 480 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of cosmetologists is expected to grow by 12% by 2018. There are projected to be 7,260 cosmetologists working in the South Carolina then.

Salary

On average, a cosmetologist earns a salary of $31,000 per year in South Carolina state. However, South Carolina cosmetologists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,650 per year to more than $76,860 per year in 2010. A cosmetologist in the following South Carolina counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Anderson County - $36,930 per year
  2. Berkeley County - $36,450 per year
  3. Beaufort County - $36,410 per year

A cosmetologist in the following counties in South Carolina make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Allendale County - $25,050 per year
  2. Spartanburg County - $26,810 per year
  3. Greenville County - $27,510 per year

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

  • Associate's Degree in Cosmetology in South Carolina
  • Certificate in Cosmetology 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 Cosmetology 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
Shampooers + n/a $20,170
2
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 3,320 $31,000 -3.5%
3
Manicurists and Pedicurists + 390 $22,010 77.3%
4
Skincare Specialists + 190 $29,150 137.5%
 

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