West Virginia contains twelve schools that offer cosmetology programs. Carver Career Center, the highest-ranking cosmetology school in WV, has a total student population of 267 and is the 918th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 cosmetology schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Huntington School of Beauty Culture-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($15,904/yr), with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $1,483/yr.
Cosmetology students from West Virginia 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 West Virginia alone, there are employed manicurists and pedicurists earning an average yearly salary of $17,700. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists in this state earn $20,780/yr and there are 1,640 employed.
Also, within the cosmetology schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from cosmetology, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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