Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has three cosmetology schools within its city limits. Volunteer Beauty Inc, the highest ranked school in the city with a cosmetology program, has a total student population of 27. It is the 1061st highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Cosmetology students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 60 employed manicurists and pedicurists earning an average salary of $*. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists in this area earn $30,240/yr and there are 1,630 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.270 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists, and 0.080/1000 are held by manicurists and pedicurists.
Of the 3 cosmetology schools in Nashville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, International Barber & Style College comes out as the most expensive ($17,832/yr) for cosmetology students, with Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville as the lowest, reported at only $10,704/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|