Fayetteville, NC (population: 177,632) has three cosmetology schools within its city limits. Montgomery's Hairstyling Academy, the highest ranked school in the city with a cosmetology program, has a total student population of 92. It is the 4657th highest ranked school in the USA and the 88th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Cosmetology students from Fayetteville 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.
Fayetteville lies in Cumberland county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Fayetteville area has 126,070 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $16.90/hr average worker wage, and a $35,150 average annual salary.
Of the 3 cosmetology schools in Fayetteville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Montgomery's Hairstyling Academy comes out as the most expensive ($21,780/yr) for cosmetology students, with Fayetteville Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $13,508/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fayetteville|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||60.0 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||86.9 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||88.3 miles|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||95.5 miles|