Charlottesville, VA (population: 41,429) has eleven cosmetology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Avi Career Training, the highest ranked school in this group with a cosmetology program, has a total student population of 21. It is the 955th highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Cosmetology students from Charlottesville 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.
Charlottesville lies in Charlottesville county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Charlottesville area has 93,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $20.99/hr average worker wage, and a $43,660 average annual salary.
Of the 11 cosmetology schools with a 100-mile radius of Charlottesville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Empire Beauty School-Richmond comes out as the most expensive ($33,528/yr) for cosmetology students, with Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center as the lowest, reported at only $6,030/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlottesville|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||72.1 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||92.2 miles|