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Basic Certificates in Aesthetician/Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist

21,362 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 633 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 48% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.4% of aesthetician/esthetician graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Aesthetician/Esthetician Majors

In 2018-2019, 21,362 earned their basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician. 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 21,362
Undergraduate Certificate 2,275
Associate’s Degree 20

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 98.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 266
Women 21,096
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Aesthetician/Esthetician

The racial-ethnic distribution of aesthetician/esthetician basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,342
Black or African American 3,471
Hispanic or Latino 4,418
White 10,303
International Students 79
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,749
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Aesthetician/Esthetician Basic Certificate Students

There are 633 colleges that offer a basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Aveda Institute - Covington

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

Aveda Institute - Covington tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 859 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Aveda Institute - Covington. About 99% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

394 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, Skin Care & Makeup comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in aesthetician/esthetician. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 394 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Christine Valmy International School. About 99% of this group were women, and 66% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Douglas J Aveda Institute

East Lansing, Michigan
327 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Douglas J Aveda Institute is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 327 people received their basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician from Douglas J Aveda Institute. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 99% were women.

#4

Studio Academy of Beauty

Chandler, Arizona
296 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Studio Academy of Beauty. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The aesthetician/esthetician program at Studio Academy of Beauty awarded 296 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 98% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

194 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 194 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#6

G Skin & Beauty Institute

Oakbrook, Illinois
190 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
56% 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. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The aesthetician/esthetician program at G Skin & Beauty Institute awarded 190 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 98% were women.

184 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Stafford is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 184 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Ogle School. Around 84% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 98% were women.

154 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Continental School of Beauty Culture, Rochester is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 154 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Continental School of Beauty Culture, Rochester. Of these students, 97% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Penrose Academy

Scottsdale, Arizona
151 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Penrose Academy. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 151 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Penrose Academy. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#10

Federico Beauty Institute

Sacramento, California
148 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Federico Beauty Institute is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician. The aesthetician/esthetician program at Federico Beauty Institute awarded 148 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

145 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Long Island Nail & Skin Care Institute comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in aesthetician/esthetician. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 145 people received their basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician from LINSCI. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 99% were women.

144 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
84% 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 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 144 people received their basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician from Ogle School. Of these students, 97% were women and 84% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

144 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
42% 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 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 144 people received their basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician from Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy. About 98% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Southeastern Esthetics Institute

Columbia, South Carolina
141 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southeastern Esthetics Institute comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in aesthetician/esthetician. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 141 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Southeastern Esthetics Institute. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 99% were women.

#14

New York Institute of Beauty

Islandia, New York
141 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
38% 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. The aesthetician/esthetician program at New York Institute of Beauty awarded 141 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

141 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for aesthetician/esthetician majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Capri Cosmetology Learning Centers. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The aesthetician/esthetician program at Capri Cosmetology Learning Centers awarded 141 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 99% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Jupiter Beauty Academy

Boston, Massachusetts
139 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
96% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Jupiter Beauty Academy comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in aesthetician/esthetician. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The aesthetician/esthetician program at Jupiter Beauty Academy awarded 139 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 96% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 99% were women.

#18

Aveda Institute - Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota
135 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
26% 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 400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 135 people received their basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician from Aveda Institute - Minneapolis. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#19

Avenue Five Institute

Austin, Texas
133 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Avenue Five Institute is the 19th 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 2018-2019 academic year, 133 basic certificates were handed out to aesthetician/esthetician majors at Avenue Five Institute. About 97% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Milan Institute-Clovis

Fresno, California
131 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Milan Institute-Clovis is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 131 people received their basic certificate in aesthetician/esthetician from Milan Institute-Clovis. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nail Technician & Manicurist 9,857
General Cosmetology 3,627
Facial Treatment Specialist 1,668
Cosmetology, Hair & Nail Instructor 1,319
Barbering 1,126

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.

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