Stillwater, OK (population: 49,103) has sixteen beauty schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Central Technology Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a beauty program, has a total student population of 1,014. It is the 1605th highest ranked school in the USA and the 32nd highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Beauty students from Stillwater schools who go on to become aestheticians, hair stylists, hairdressers, hairstylists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 28,210 people working as skin care specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $31,990. Also, Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists make on average $27,070 per year and there are about 349,210 of them employed in the US today.
Stillwater lies in Payne county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has 122,310 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $15.68/hr average worker wage, and a $32,610 average annual salary.
Of the 16 beauty schools with a 100-mile radius of Stillwater, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CC's Cosmetology College comes out as the most expensive ($22,232/yr) for beauty students, with Pryor Beauty College as the lowest, reported at only $8,880/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Stillwater|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||39.9 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||49.3 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||51.9 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||64.5 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||64.6 miles|