Lexington, KY (population: 279,146) has three cosmetology schools within its city limits. The Salon Professional Academy, the highest ranked school in the city with a cosmetology program, has a total student population of 118. It is the 1817th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Cosmetology students from Lexington 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.
Lexington lies in Fayette county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Lexington-Fayette area has 241,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $18.95/hr average worker wage, and a $39,410 average annual salary.
Of the 3 cosmetology schools in Lexington, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Salon Professional Academy comes out as the most expensive ($19,487/yr) for cosmetology students, with Bluegrass Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,933/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lexington|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||49.2 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||68.6 miles|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||76.1 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||86.8 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||96.2 miles|