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Undergraduate Certificates in Cosmetology

61,023 Yearly Graduations
$15,600 Median Salary
$9,795 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in cosmetology is offered at 1,629 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 52% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of cosmetology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Cosmetology Majors

In 2018-2019, 61,023 earned their undergraduate certificate in cosmetology. This earns it the #1 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in cosmetology at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 61,023
Basic Certificate 41,711
Associate’s Degree 940

Earnings of Cosmetology Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in cosmetology is $15,600. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $13,900 to a high of $17,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in cosmetology is $9,795. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $12,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $7,891.

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The median monthly payment of a cosmetology graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $102.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in cosmetology. About 86.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 8,475
Women 52,548
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Cosmetology

The racial-ethnic distribution of cosmetology undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,695
Black or African American 12,262
Hispanic or Latino 15,424
White 27,526
International Students 185
Other Races/Ethnicities 3,931
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 1,629 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in cosmetology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Aveda Institute - Covington

Covington, Louisiana
886 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for cosmetology students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Aveda Institute - Covington. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 886 people received their undergraduate certificate in cosmetology from Aveda Institute - Covington. About 94% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Douglas J Aveda Institute

East Lansing, Michigan
327 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Douglas J Aveda Institute comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in cosmetology. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. The cosmetology program at Douglas J Aveda Institute awarded 327 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#3

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology

Alamogordo, New Mexico
291 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in cosmetology. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 291 people received their undergraduate certificate in cosmetology from Olympian Academy of Cosmetology. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#4

Empire Beauty School-Manhattan

New York, New York
279 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Empire Beauty School-Manhattan is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in cosmetology. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 279 undergraduate certificates were handed out to cosmetology majors at Empire Beauty School-Manhattan. About 94% of this group were women, and 91% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

245 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in cosmetology. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. The cosmetology program at Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett awarded 245 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 96% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Aveda Institute - Tallahassee

Tallahassee, Florida
229 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Aveda Institute - Tallahassee is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in cosmetology. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 229 undergraduate certificates were handed out to cosmetology majors at Aveda Institute - Tallahassee. Of these students, 96% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School

North Little Rock, Arkansas
218 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in cosmetology. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 218 people received their undergraduate certificate in cosmetology from Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

215 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences-Summerlin is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in cosmetology. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 215 undergraduate certificates were handed out to cosmetology majors at Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences-Summerlin. Around 68% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 98% were women.

#9

Paul Mitchell the School Temecula

Temecula, California
210 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Paul Mitchell the School Temecula comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in cosmetology. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 210 undergraduate certificates were handed out to cosmetology majors at Paul Mitchell the School Temecula. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#10

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
206 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Jacinto Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in cosmetology. Each year, around 32,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 206 people received their undergraduate certificate in cosmetology from San Jacinto College. Around 70% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

192 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for cosmetology majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Paul Mitchell the School Houston. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. The cosmetology program at Paul Mitchell the School Houston awarded 192 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 94% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Elaine Sterling Institute

Sandy Springs, Georgia
191 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Elaine Sterling Institute is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in cosmetology. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 191 people received their undergraduate certificate in cosmetology from Elaine Sterling Institute. About 98% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Texas Barber College

Houston, Texas
187 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Barber College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in cosmetology. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 187 undergraduate certificates were handed out to cosmetology majors at Texas Barber College. About 17% of this group were women, and 97% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Paul Mitchell the School Gastonia

Gastonia, North Carolina
186 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for cosmetology majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Paul Mitchell the School Gastonia. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 186 people received their undergraduate certificate in cosmetology from Paul Mitchell the School Gastonia. About 94% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Parisian Beauty School

Hackensack, New Jersey
184 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Parisian Beauty School comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in cosmetology. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. The cosmetology program at Parisian Beauty School awarded 184 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#16

Bellus Academy - Poway

Poway, California
183 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bellus Academy - Poway is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in cosmetology. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The cosmetology program at Bellus Academy - Poway awarded 183 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 51% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#16

Emma's Beauty Academy-Juana Diaz

Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico
183 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for cosmetology majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Emma's Beauty Academy-Juana Diaz. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 183 undergraduate certificates were handed out to cosmetology majors at Emma's Beauty Academy-Juana Diaz. About 71% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Elegance International

Hollywood, California
178 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Elegance International is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in cosmetology. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 178 undergraduate certificates were handed out to cosmetology majors at Elegance International. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#19

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester

Worcester, Massachusetts
175 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for cosmetology majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 175 people received their undergraduate certificate in cosmetology from Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester. Of these students, 96% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Paul Mitchell the School Esani

Roswell, Georgia
171 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Paul Mitchell the School Esani comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in cosmetology. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The cosmetology program at Paul Mitchell the School Esani awarded 171 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 97% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Cosmetology Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Cosmetology 47,663
Barbering 7,808
Esthetician, Skin Care Specialist 2,275
Master Aesthetician/Esthetician 760
Hair Styling & Design 661

Below are some popular majors that are similar to cosmetology that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Culinary Arts 8,562
Funeral & Mortuary Science 311
Other Personal & Culinary Services 83

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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