Redding, CA (population: 91,776) has three cosmetology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Fredrick and Charles Beauty College, the highest ranked school in this group with a cosmetology program, has a total student population of 74. It is the 1042nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 71st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Cosmetology students from Redding 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.
Redding lies in Shasta county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Redding area has 61,480 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,570 average annual salary.
Of the 3 cosmetology schools with a 100-mile radius of Redding, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fredrick and Charles Beauty College comes out as the most expensive ($18,216/yr) for cosmetology students, with Butte College as the lowest, reported at only $5,773/yr.