Montgomery, AL (population: 200,848) has two cosmetology schools within its city limits. H Councill Trenholm State Technical College, the highest ranked school in the city with a cosmetology program, has a total student population of 1,733. It is the 4689th highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Cosmetology students from Montgomery schools who go on to become cosmetologists, hair stylists, barbers, skin care specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 349,210 people working as hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $27,070. Also, Manicurists and pedicurists make on average $22,150 per year and there are about 53,020 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Montgomery area alone, there are ** employed manicurists and pedicurists earning an average salary of $24,400. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists in this area earn $30,090/yr and there are 500 employed.
Montgomery lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Montgomery area has 163,040 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Montgomery are held by hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists, and **/1000 are held by manicurists and pedicurists.
Of the 2 cosmetology schools in Montgomery, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Montgomery comes out as the most expensive ($15,153/yr) for cosmetology students, with H Councill Trenholm State Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,448/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Montgomery|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||45.3 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||49.5 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||75.2 miles|