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Basic Certificates in Aesthetician/Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist

22,174 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician is offered at 633 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 51% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.6% of aesthetician/esthetician graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Aesthetician/Esthetician Majors

In 2019-2020, 22,174 basic certificates were awarded to aesthetician/esthetician majors. This makes it the 3rd most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in aesthetician/esthetician at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 22,174
Undergraduate Certificate 2,305
Associate Degree 33

Earnings of Aesthetician/Esthetician Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician. About 98.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 315
Women 21,859
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The racial-ethnic distribution of aesthetician/esthetician basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,355
Black or African American 3,989
Hispanic or Latino 4,771
White 9,867
International Students 131
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,061
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There are 633 colleges that offer a basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

859 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for aesthetician/esthetician students seekinga basic certificate is Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Covington. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 859 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Covington. About 99% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

394 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, Skin Care & Makeup. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. The aesthetician/esthetician program at Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, Skin Care & Makeup awarded 394 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#3

Douglas J Aveda Institute

East Lansing, Michigan
327 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Douglas J Aveda Institute. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. The aesthetician/esthetician program at Douglas J Aveda Institute awarded 327 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 98% were women.

#4

Studio Academy of Beauty

Chandler, Arizona
296 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Studio Academy of Beauty comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in aesthetician/esthetician. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. The aesthetician/esthetician program at Studio Academy of Beauty awarded 296 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 70% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 99% were women.

194 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in aesthetician/esthetician. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 194 people received their basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician from Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics. About 96% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

G Skin & Beauty Institute

Oakbrook, Illinois
190 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

G Skin & Beauty Institute is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 190 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Naperville Skin Institute. About 100% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

184 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Stafford. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 184 people received their basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician from Ogle School. Of these students, 99% were women and 88% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

154 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Continental School of Beauty Culture, Rochester comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in aesthetician/esthetician. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The aesthetician/esthetician program at Continental School of Beauty Culture, Rochester awarded 154 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 99% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Penrose Academy

Scottsdale, Arizona
151 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Penrose Academy. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 151 people received their basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician from Penrose Academy. About 100% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Federico Beauty Institute

Sacramento, California
148 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Federico Beauty Institute. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 148 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Federico Beauty Institute. Of these students, 99% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

145 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Long Island Nail Skin & Hair Institute. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 145 people received their basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician from Long Island Nail Skin & Hair Institute. Of these students, 100% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

144 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-San Antonio. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The aesthetician/esthetician program at Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-San Antonio awarded 144 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 99% of this group were women, and 85% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

144 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in aesthetician/esthetician. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The aesthetician/esthetician program at Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy awarded 144 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

#14

Southeastern Esthetics Institute

Columbia, South Carolina
141 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Southeastern Esthetics Institute. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 141 people received their basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician from Southeastern Esthetics Institute. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#14

New York Institute of Beauty

Islandia, New York
141 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is New York Institute of Beauty. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 141 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at New York Institute of Beauty. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 99% were women.

141 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capri Cosmetology Learning Centers is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 141 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Capri Cosmetology Learning Centers. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#17

Jupiter Beauty Academy

Boston, Massachusetts
139 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
96% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Jupiter Beauty Academy is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 139 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Jupiter Beauty Academy. Around 96% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#18

Aveda Institute - Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota
135 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Aveda Institute - Minneapolis comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in aesthetician/esthetician. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 135 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Aveda Institute - Minneapolis. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 98% were women.

#19

Avenue Five Institute

Austin, Texas
133 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Avenue Five Institute. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 133 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Avenue Five Institute. About 97% of this group were women, and 54% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Milan Institute-Clovis

Fresno, California
131 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Milan Institute-Clovis. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. The aesthetician/esthetician program at Milan Institute-Clovis awarded 131 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 98% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to aesthetician/esthetician that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nail Technician & Manicurist 7,857
General Cosmetology 2,835
Facial Treatment Specialist 2,003
Other Cosmetology 1,086
Cosmetology, Hair & Nail Instructor 867

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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