Cosmetology, Barber, and Nail Instructor
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Cosmetology, barber, and nail instructor is a program that prepares cosmetologists, barbers, stylists, nail technicians, and other grooming specialists to teach their specializations in licensed and accredited schools of cosmetology and barbering, and to prepare for licensure as instructors. includes instruction in cosmetology arts and sciences teaching principles; student learning styles; professional curricula development; instructional planning; instructional methods and aids; student counseling and career assistance; test development; and classroom/clinic management.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in cosmetology, barber, and nail instructor at each level last year.
05001K2K2K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year Certificate2-4 Year CertificateAssociate's Degree
People with this degree have gone on to work in these careers
Barbers
undefined majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
High School
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all cosmetology, barber, and nail instructor graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 76% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 77% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in cosmetology, barber, and nail instructor earned in the last academic year, 88% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 89% of other programs.
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Recommended careers
Following are the jobs recommended for those who study this degree. These are listed in order of highest nationwide employment.
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Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Cosmetology, Barber, and Nail Instructor doing?

New data from College Scorecard gives us a glimpse into the earnings and debt for recent graduates in their first year or two after leaving school. Shown is the distribution of the medians reported for all schools with graduates in the given program/award level.

Starting salaries by award level
$16K$16K$0$5K$10K$15K$20K$25KAssociate's DegreeCertificate
Median cumulative federal loan amount
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What careers are recommended with this degree?

Is this degree preparing you for a career with a salary you want? Are there lots of openings in the near future? The Department of Education suggests these careers as a starting list, and Ididio hopes that if the career you're most interested in doesn't appear here, you will head over to our careers site and learn more about paths to your best career.

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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
The number of people employed in this occupation
Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
$0$200K$25K
683,800
8.5%
94,600
Barbers
$0$200K$28K
82,300
7.4%
10,100
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Where can I complete this program?
What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer cosmetology, barber, and nail instructor degrees and certificates

We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
ASM Beauty World Academy
FL
156
43.3
45%
Academy of Cosmetology and Esthetics
MO
25
16.3
$5,597
Academy of Hair Design - Beaumont
TX
65
32.0
$6,488
Academy of Hair Design - Jasper
TX
46
22.0
$6,375
25%
Academy of Hair Design - Lufkin
TX
132
18.3
$6,600
25%
Academy of Hair Design - Oklahoma City
OK
80
28.3
$14,020
24%
Academy of Professional Cosmetology
AR
49
16.0
$8,357
Academy of Salon Professionals
MO
72
14.5
$9,212
Academy of Salon and Spa
AR
54
16.7
$12,536
64%
Advance Beauty College
CA
306
30.1
Advanced Barber College and Hair Design
TX
196
28.6
$16,310
Alamo City Barber College
TX
236
66.3
$11,851
Albany Technical College
GA
2,600
27.6
$459
20%
42%
Altoona Beauty School Inc
PA
55
10.6
$32,604
58%
American Beauty College
CA
135
36.0
$9,061
60%
Ann Webb Skin Institute
TX
117
14.4
$18,740
Arkansas Beauty College
AR
30
13.5
$8,619
46%
Arkansas Beauty School - Little Rock
AR
141
46.7
$11,577
41%
Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design
AR
158
91.0
33%
Arthur's Beauty College Inc - Fort Smith
AR
39
25.5
$11,220
41%
Explore similar programs

Cosmetology, Barber, and Nail Instructor is part of a larger collection of programs: Personal Services. Is there a different program that's close to Cosmetology, Barber, and Nail Instructor that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

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Graduates
Award Levels
Less than Bachelor's
Bachelor's
Graduate
Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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