Cosmetology in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in South Dakota


Each year, roughly 1.0% of South Dakota students graduate with certificates in cosmetology. That means an estimated 215 cosmetologists graduate from South Dakota's 6 cosmetology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a cosmetology program is Headlines Academy Inc. Headlines Academy Inc, which was ranked 61st in the country in 2010, is located in Rapid City. In 2010, Headlines Academy Inc graduated 30 students from its cosmetology program.

The second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a cosmetology program is Lake Area Technical Institute. Lake Area Technical Institute, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Watertown. 36 students graduated with certificate in cosmetology from Lake Area Technical Institute in 2010. The tuition rate at Lake Area Technical Institute was $5,236 per year.

The third-ranked school in South Dakota with a cosmetology program is Stewart School, which is located in Sioux Falls. In 2010, it was ranked 65th nationwide. In 2010, 73 students graduated from Stewart School cosmetology program. Students at Stewart School paid $0 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a South Dakota cosmetology school, average tuition will be $4,845 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,236 per year to $12,038 per year. In 2010, the cosmetology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in South Dakota were:

  1. National American University-Rapid City - located in Rapid City, students are charged $12,038 per year
  2. National American University-Sioux Falls - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $11,795 per year
  3. Lake Area Technical Institute - located in Watertown, students are charged $5,236 per year

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

  1. Lake Area Technical Institute - located in Watertown, students are charged $5,236 per year
  2. National American University-Sioux Falls - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $11,795 per year
  3. National American University-Rapid City - located in Rapid City, students are charged $12,038 per year

A cosmetology certificate from a South Dakota school... what next?

The highest percentage of cosmetology graduates in South Dakota pursue careers as a cosmetologist. South Dakota had 980 cosmetologists in 2010. The largest populations of South Dakota cosmetologists are working in the following counties:

  1. Lincoln County - 440 cosmetologists
  2. Beadle County - 260 cosmetologists
  3. Meade County - 190 cosmetologists

Salary

On average, a cosmetologist earns a salary of $24,890 per year in South Dakota state. But, salaries for cosmetologists can vary. In 2010, cosmetologists made as little as less than $18,290 per year or as much as more than $34,560 per year in South Dakota. A cosmetologist in the following South Dakota counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Meade County - $26,340 per year
  2. Lincoln County - $24,880 per year
  3. Beadle County - $24,130 per year

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

  1. Aurora County - $23,840 per year
  2. Beadle County - $24,130 per year
  3. Lincoln County - $24,880 per year

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

  • Certificate in Cosmetology in South Dakota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 980 $24,890 -10.1%
2
Manicurists and Pedicurists 30 $25,340 -50.0%
 

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