Appleton, WI (population: 70,483) has two cosmetology schools within its city limits. Gill-Tech Academy, the highest ranked school in the city with a cosmetology program, has a total student population of 116. It is the 1824th highest ranked school in the USA and the 26th highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Cosmetology students from Appleton 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.
Appleton lies in Calumet county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Appleton area has 115,230 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, $18.89/hr average worker wage, and a $39,280 average annual salary.
Of the 2 cosmetology schools in Appleton, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Empire Beauty School-Appleton comes out as the most expensive ($39,192/yr) for cosmetology students, with Gill-Tech Academy as the lowest, reported at only $15,360/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Appleton|
|Green Bay||WI||101,191||7||25.235||199||26.6 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||34.7 miles|
|Wisconsin Rapids||WI||-||1||14.8847||67||70.6 miles|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||89.1 miles|