Jonesboro, AR (population: 66,734) has fourteen cosmetology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Poplar Bluff School District Practical Nurse Program, the highest ranked school in this group with a cosmetology program, has a total student population of 70. It is the 766th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Cosmetology students from Jonesboro 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.
Jonesboro lies in Craighead county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Jonesboro area has 47,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $32,550 average annual salary.
Of the 14 cosmetology schools with a 100-mile radius of Jonesboro, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Searcy Beauty College Inc comes out as the most expensive ($35,919/yr) for cosmetology students, with Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,877/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jonesboro|
|State University||AR||-||1||57.8251||135||1.5 miles|
|Poplar Bluff||MO||-||2||28.7059||62||66.9 miles|