Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has two cosmetology schools within its city limits. International School of Skin and Nailcare, the highest ranked school in the city with a cosmetology program, has a total student population of 349. It is the 3159th highest ranked school in the USA and the 62nd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Cosmetology students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 160 employed manicurists and pedicurists earning an average salary of $18,180. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists in this area earn $27,610/yr and there are 5,210 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists, and 0/1000 are held by manicurists and pedicurists.
Of the 2 cosmetology schools in Atlanta, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, International School of Skin and Nailcare comes out as the most expensive ($19,884/yr) for cosmetology students, with Atlanta Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,914/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|