Sterling, VA (population: 69,591) has thirty-four 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 Sterling 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.
Of the 34 cosmetology schools with a 100-mile radius of Sterling, 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 Sterling|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||16.5 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||16.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||17.4 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||19.6 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||22.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||29.0 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||36.9 miles|