Newport News, VA (population: 182,057) has thirteen cosmetology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Dominion School of Hair Design, the highest ranked school in this group with a cosmetology program, has a total student population of 22. It is the 850th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Cosmetology students from Newport News 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are ** employed manicurists and pedicurists earning an average salary of $24,600. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists in this area earn $29,280/yr and there are 2,340 employed.
Newport News lies in Newport News county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.183 out of every 1000 jobs in Newport News are held by hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists, and **/1000 are held by manicurists and pedicurists.
Of the 13 cosmetology schools with a 100-mile radius of Newport News, 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 Roanoke-Chowan Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,414/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Newport News|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||55.3 miles|