Cosmetology in Washington State

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Schools Offering Cosmetology Programs in Washington State

Each year, approximately 1.1% of Washington State graduates receive certificates in cosmetology. Thus, Washington State's 33 cosmetology schools put out approximately 1,793 cosmetologists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State that has a cosmetology program is Yakima Beauty School Beautyworks. Yakima Beauty School Beautyworks, which was ranked 58th in the country in 2010, is located in Yakima. In 2010, 48 students graduated from Yakima Beauty School Beautyworks' cosmetology program.

The second-ranked school in Washington State with a cosmetology program is Evergreen Beauty and Barber College, which is located in Everett. In 2010, it was ranked 60th nationwide. In 2010, 102 students graduated from Evergreen Beauty and Barber College cosmetology program.

Paroba College of Cosmetology, which is located in Everett, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a cosmetology program. It received a ranking of 64th in the country in 2010. 62 students graduated with certificate in cosmetology from Paroba College of Cosmetology in 2010. The tuition rate at Paroba College of Cosmetology was $0 per year.


Cosmetology schools in Washington State, charge students an average tuition of $1,203 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $5,111 per year, or as little as $2,610 per year. In 2010, the following Washington State cosmetology schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Bates Technical College - located in Tacoma, students are charged $5,111 per year
  2. Clover Park Technical College - located in Lakewood, students are charged $4,419 per year
  3. Seattle Vocational Institute - located in Seattle, students are charged $3,633 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Washington State cosmetology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Olympic College - located in Bremerton, students are charged $3,006 per year
  3. Shoreline Community College - located in Seattle, students are charged $3,098 per year

A cosmetology certificate from a Washington State school... what next?

The highest percentage of cosmetology graduates in Washington State pursue careers as a cosmetologist. If you decide to work as a cosmetologist in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 8,840 Washington State cosmetologists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Washington State cosmetologists:

  1. King County - 5,290 cosmetologists
  2. Pierce County - 920 cosmetologists
  3. Spokane County - 350 cosmetologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of cosmetologists in Washington State will grow by 3%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 17,320 cosmetologists working in Washington State.


On average, cosmetologists earn $33,680 per year. However, Washington State cosmetologists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,050 per year to more than $67,970 per year in 2010. A cosmetologist in the following Washington State counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. King County - $37,210 per year
  2. Adams County - $36,650 per year
  3. Spokane County - $34,810 per year

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

  1. Skagit County - $21,040 per year
  2. Chelan County - $21,780 per year
  3. Thurston County - $23,260 per year

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

  • Associate's Degree in Cosmetology in Washington State
  • Certificate in Cosmetology in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,659 miles from location Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy Bellingham WA n/a n/a n/a
7,591 miles from location Academy of Cosmetology Richland WA n/a n/a n/a
7,704 miles from location The Salon Professional Academy Tacoma WA n/a n/a n/a
7,686 miles from location Gary Manuel Aveda Institute Seattle WA n/a n/a n/a
7,670 miles from location Everett Community College Everett WA 13.4947 n/a 8,313
7,686 miles from location Seattle Community College-Central Campus Seattle WA 14.0982 n/a 7,774
7,701 miles from location Olympic College Bremerton WA 11.8614 n/a 7,536
7,472 miles from location Spokane Community College Spokane WA 14.6787 n/a 7,445
7,707 miles from location Clover Park Technical College Lakewood WA 16.2384 n/a 6,573
7,684 miles from location Shoreline Community College Seattle WA 13.8462 n/a 6,277
7,702 miles from location Bates Technical College Tacoma WA 15.6162 n/a 5,458
7,552 miles from location Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla WA 17.3035 n/a 5,053
7,677 miles from location Lake Washington Technical College Kirkland WA 9.52843 n/a 4,646
7,683 miles from location Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty Seattle WA 25.6598 n/a 408
7,694 miles from location Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Branch Campus Federal Way WA 25.9526 n/a 389
7,686 miles from location Seattle Vocational Institute Seattle WA 24.3891 n/a 271
7,663 miles from location Northwest Hair Academy Mount Vernon WA 27.4436 n/a 234
7,475 miles from location Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design Spokane WA 27.7488 n/a 152
7,673 miles from location Paroba College of Cosmetology Everett WA 36.19 42% 144
7,673 miles from location Evergreen Beauty and Barber College Everett WA 39.9062 100% 142
7,606 miles from location Academy of Hair Design Wenatchee WA 21.657 n/a 106
7,471 miles from location Total Cosmetology Training Center Spokane WA 31.2833 n/a 95
7,756 miles from location Stylemaster College of Hair Design Longview WA 31.542 n/a 87
7,685 miles from location Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy Seattle WA 6.50269 n/a 85
7,705 miles from location BJ's Beauty & Barber College Tacoma WA 29.5057 n/a 84
7,586 miles from location Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology Kennewick WA 35.3262 n/a 78
7,584 miles from location Clare's Beauty College Inc Richland WA 22.3594 n/a 69
7,679 miles from location Evergreen Beauty & Barber College Bellevue WA 6.55318 n/a 62
7,637 miles from location Yakima Beauty School Beautyworks Yakima WA 41.5313 100% 56
7,658 miles from location Bellingham Beauty School Bellingham WA 29.9541 n/a 54
7,691 miles from location Cascade Beauty College Auburn WA 6.65928 n/a 40
7,638 miles from location Professional Beauty School Yakima WA 32.4835 n/a 31
7,621 miles from location Sunnyside Beauty Academy Sunnyside WA 30.3039 n/a 11

Curious what studying Cosmetology gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists + 8,840 $33,680 13.6%
Manicurists and Pedicurists + 1,230 $25,120 108.5%
Skincare Specialists + 530 $40,370 71.0%
Barbers + 280 $27,060

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