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2021 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

966 Colleges
$5,934 Avg Tuition & Fees*
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Finding the Best Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate School for You

In 2018-2019, 132,602 personal and culinary services students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #2 most popular in the country.

It's not easy to decide which trade school program to enroll in when you have so many options available. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Trade College Search has developed this Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 966 schools in the United States to see which undergraduate certificate programs offered the best value experiences for personal and culinary services students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2021 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for personal and culinary services majors pursuing a undergraduate certificate.

Top 25 Best Schools for Affordable Quality for an Award Taking 1 to 4 Years in Personal & Culinary Services

Our analysis found Southeast Community College Area to be the best value school for personal and culinary services students who want to pursue a undergraduate certificate in the United States. Located in the large city of Lincoln, Southeast Community College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Southeast Community College are $3,096 a year.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend McLennan Community College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. MCC is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Waco.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at MCC are $3,990 a year.

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#3

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Johnson County Community College. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Overland Park, JCCC is a public college with a large student population.

JCCC undergraduate students pay an average of $6,690 in tuition and fees each year.

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#4

Clarendon College

Clarendon, TX

Out of the 966 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Clarendon College landed the # 4 spot on the list. Clarendon College is a small public school located in the remote area of Clarendon.

Clarendon College undergraduate students pay an average of $4,008 in tuition and fees each year.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Lake Area Technical Institute. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the remote town of Watertown, LATI is a public college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at LATI are $5,514 per year.

LATI excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list.

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San Jacinto Community College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Pasadena, San Jacinto College is a public college with a very large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at San Jacinto College are $5,040 per year.

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With a ranking of #7, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for personal and culinary services students working on their undergraduate certificate. Southwest Tech is a small public school located in the rural area of Fennimore.

Southwest Tech undergraduate students pay an average of $6,481 in tuition and fees each year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, Southwest Tech also did well on our Best Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#8

South Plains College

Levelland, TX

With a ranking of #8, South Plains College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for personal and culinary services students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the town of Levelland, South Plains College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at South Plains College are $4,088 per year.

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Chippewa Valley Technical College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Eau Claire, CVTC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

CVTC undergraduate students pay an average of $6,481 in tuition and fees each year.

In addition to its great value ranking, CVTC is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list.

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Jefferson State Community College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Birmingham, Jeff State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Jeff State are $8,790 a year.

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#11

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA

Kirkwood Community College landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value undergraduate certificate personal and culinary services programs. Located in the midsize city of Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Kirkwood Community College are $6,970 per year.

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#12

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for personal and culinary services students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #12 on the list. Saint Paul College is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

Saint Paul College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,736 in tuition and fees each year.

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Gateway Technical College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Kenosha, Gateway Technical College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Gateway Technical College are $6,575 a year.

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Fox Valley Technical College ranked #14 on this year’s Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. FVTC is a fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of Appleton.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at FVTC are $6,688 per year.

FVTC excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list.

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Wharton County Junior College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for personal and culinary services students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #15 on the list. Located in the distant town of Wharton, Wharton County Junior College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Wharton County Junior College undergraduate students pay an average of $4,824 in tuition and fees each year.

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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for personal and culinary services students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #16 on the list. WITC is a small public school located in the rural area of Shell Lake.

WITC undergraduate students pay an average of $6,885 in tuition and fees each year.

In addition to its great value ranking, WITC is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list.

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Clover Park Technical College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the city of Lakewood, CPTC is a public school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at CPTC are $5,740 a year.

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#18

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

Hennepin Technical College ranked #18 on this year’s Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Hennepin Technical College is a small public school located in the suburb of Brooklyn Park.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Hennepin Technical College are $5,248 a year.

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West Georgia Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for personal and culinary services students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #19 on the list. West Georgia Technical College is a moderately-sized public school located in the rural area of Waco.

West Georgia Technical College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,452 in tuition and fees each year.

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#20

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

Lone Star College System landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value undergraduate certificate personal and culinary services programs. North Harris Montgomery is a very large public school located in the city of The Woodlands.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at North Harris Montgomery are $5,564 per year.

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#21

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, GA

Savannah Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for personal and culinary services students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #21 on the list. Located in the city of Savannah, Savannah Tech is a public college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Savannah Tech are $5,422 a year.

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Kansas City Kansas Community College came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Kansas City, Kansas City Kansas Community College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Kansas City Kansas Community College are $6,510 a year.

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Des Moines Area Community College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Ankeny, DMACC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at DMACC are $9,600 a year.

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University of Hawaii Maui College ranked #24 on this year’s Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the small city of Kahului, UH Maui College is a public college with a small student population.

UH Maui College undergraduate students pay an average of $8,414 in tuition and fees each year.

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Metropolitan Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for personal and culinary services students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #25 on the list. Located in the city of Omaha, MCC is a public college with a large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at MCC are $4,545 a year.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools

#26

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, GA
#27

Meridian Community College

Meridian, MS
#30

North Georgia Technical College

Clarkesville, GA
#31

Navarro College

Corsicana, TX
#33

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, TX
#35

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, GA
#37

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA
#39

Ogeechee Technical College

Statesboro, GA
#41

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, FL
#42

Pensacola State College

Pensacola, FL
#46

Schoolcraft College

Livonia, MI
#47

Valencia College

Orlando, FL
#48

Cypress College

Cypress, CA
#49

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL

Additional Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 966 different United States personal and culinary services schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 San Diego City College San Diego, CA
52 Georgia Piedmont Technical College Clarkston, GA
53 Vernon College Vernon, TX
53 Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI
55 Brookdale Community College Lincroft, NJ
56 Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay, OR
57 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville, NC
58 Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
59 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
60 Worsham College of Mortuary Science Wheeling, IL
61 Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC
62 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
63 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
64 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
65 Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City, MI
66 Pioneer Pacific College Wilsonville, OR
67 Trinidad State Junior College Trinidad, CO
67 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
69 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury, NC
70 IBMC College Fort Collins, CO
71 Laurel Business Institute Uniontown, PA
72 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
73 Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
74 Cerritos College Norwalk, CA
75 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
76 Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL
77 Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids, MI
78 Cape Fear Community College Wilmington, NC
79 Helms College Macon, GA
80 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
81 Hawaii Community College Hilo, HI
82 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
83 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
84 Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park, NY
85 Riverside City College Riverside, CA
86 Sullivan University Louisville, KY
87 Culinary Institute Inc Houston, TX
88 Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City, LA
89 Florida Technical College Orlando, FL
90 Sandhills Community College Pinehurst, NC
91 Vista College El Paso, TX
92 Coastal Carolina Community College Jacksonville, NC
92 Niagara County Community College Sanborn, NY
94 Bradford School Columbus, OH
95 Escuela Hotelera de San Juan Hato Rey, PR
96 Davidson County Community College Thomasville, NC
96 Arapahoe Community College Littleton, CO
98 The Art Institute of Las Vegas Henderson, NV
98 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
100 University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock, AR
101 Southwestern Community College Sylva, NC
101 Remington College - Cleveland Campus Cleveland, OH
103 Elgin Community College Elgin, IL
104 Florida Career College - Boynton Beach Boynton Beach, FL
105 College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
105 Fortis Institute - Pensacola Pensacola, FL
105 Florida Career College - Lauderdale Lakes Lauderdale Lakes, FL
108 Remington College - Houston Southeast Campus Webster, TX
109 Remington College - North Houston Campus Houston, TX
110 Remington College - Mobile Campus Mobile, AL
111 Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC
112 Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles, CA
113 Douglas Education Center Monessen, PA
114 Dorsey Schools, Roseville Culinary Academy Roseville, MI
115 Remington College - Lafayette Campus Lafayette, LA
116 Remington College - Dallas Campus Garland, TX
117 SUNY Schenectady County Community College Schenectady, NY
118 The Art Institute of Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA
119 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID
120 Hudson County Community College Jersey City, NJ
121 Nashville State Community College Nashville, TN
122 The Art Institute of Atlanta Atlanta, GA
123 Dorsey Schools, Roseville Roseville, MI
124 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY
125 ECPI University Virginia Beach, VA
125 Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO
125 Johnson & Wales University - Providence Providence, RI
128 Dorsey Schools, Waterford Pontiac Pontiac, MI
128 Fortis Institute - Erie Erie, PA
130 West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah, KY
131 Pittsburgh Technical College Oakdale, PA
132 Texas State Technical College Waco, TX
133 The Art Institute of Houston Houston, TX
134 The Art Institute of San Antonio San Antonio, TX
135 The Art Institute of Austin Austin, TX
136 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
137 AI Miami International University of Art and Design Miami, FL
138 Dorsey Schools, Madison Heights Madison Heights, MI
139 Stratford University Fairfax, VA
140 Hazard Community and Technical College Hazard, KY
141 Somerset Community College Somerset, KY
142 American Institute - Margate Margate, FL
142 Milan Institute of Cosmetology-La Quinta La Quinta, CA
142 Delta Technical College - Ridgeland Ridgeland, MS
142 Paul Mitchell the School Madison Madison, WI
142 Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design Spokane, WA
142 Expertise Cosmetology Institute Las Vegas, NV
142 Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology Johnson City, TN
142 Empire Beauty School-West Palm West Palm Beach, FL
142 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals Madison, WI
142 All Beauty College Lake Havasu City, AZ
142 BJ’s Beauty & Barber College Tacoma, WA
142 Paul Mitchell the School Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
142 Magnolia College of Cosmetology Jackson, MS
142 Bucks County School of Beauty Culture Inc Feasterville, PA
142 Collectiv Academy Midvale, UT
142 Empire Beauty School-Lehigh Valley Whitehall, PA
142 PCI Academy-Plymouth Plymouth, MN
142 International Beauty School 4 Martinsburg, WV
142 Citrus Heights Beauty College Citrus Heights, CA
142 Long Island Beauty School-Hauppauge Hauppauge, NY
142 Continental School of Beauty Culture, Rochester Rochester, NY
142 Empire Beauty School-Jackson Jackson, TN
142 Great Lakes Institute of Technology Erie, PA
142 Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA
142 Paul Mitchell the School Rexburg Rexburg, ID
142 International Academy of Style Reno, NV
142 Bellus Academy - El Cajon El Cajon, CA
142 Aveda Institute - Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA
142 Empire Beauty School-Spring Lake Park Spring Lake Park, MN
142 Summit Salon Academy - Lexington Lexington, KY
142 Paul Mitchell the School Normal Normal, IL
142 Academy of Hair Technology Greenville, SC
142 Milan Institute of Cosmetology-El Paso El Paso, TX
142 Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology Pine Brook, NJ
142 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Kansas City Kansas City, MO
142 The Salon Professional Academy - San Jose San Jose, CA
142 Empire Beauty School-Glen Burnie Glen Burnie, MD
142 Professional Institute of Beauty El Monte, CA
142 Paul Mitchell the School Provo Provo, UT
142 Evans Hairstyling College-Rexburg Rexburg, ID
142 Lansdale School of Cosmetology Inc Lansdale, PA
142 W Academy of Salon and Spa Danville, CA
142 Taylor Andrews Academy-St George St. George, UT
142 Mr Leon’s School of Hair Design-Lewiston Lewiston, ID
142 Elevate Salon Institute - Westminster Westminster, CO
142 Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook Westbrook, ME
142 Milan Institute of Cosmetology-Amarillo Amarillo, TX
142 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Nashville Nashville, TN
142 Paul Mitchell the School Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
142 Stage One-The Hair School Lake Charles, LA
142 Academy of Hair Design - Beaumont Beaumont, TX
142 Empire Beauty School-Somersworth Somersworth, NH
142 Bos-Man’s Barber College Shreveport, LA
142 Clary Sage College Tulsa, OK
142 Empire Beauty School-Bloomington Bloomington, MN
142 Empire Beauty School-Tucson Tucson, AZ
142 Paul Mitchell the School Springfield Springfield, MO
142 Mitsu Sato Hair Academy Overland Park, KS
142 The Salon Professional Academy - Tonawanda Tonawanda, NY
142 KC’s School of Hair Design Pontotoc, MS
142 Boise Barber College Boise, ID
142 Ohio State School of Cosmetology-Heath Heath, OH
142 Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design-West Jordan West Jordan, UT
142 Blue Cliff College - Alexandria Alexandria, LA
142 Charleston School of Beauty Culture Charleston, WV
142 Vogue College of Cosmetology San Antonio, TX
142 Midway Paris Beauty School Ridgewood, NY
142 Palace Beauty College Los Angeles, CA
142 Paul Mitchell the School East Bay Pleasant Hill, CA
142 Paul Mitchell the School Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
142 International Academy South Daytona, FL
142 Hays Academy of Hair Design Salina, KS
142 Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics Nails & Cosmetology Clinton, MS
142 Paul Mitchell the School Birmingham Hoover, AL
142 Boca Beauty Academy Boca Raton, FL
142 SW School of Business and Technical Careers Eagle Pass, TX
142 Aveda Institute - Twin Falls Twin Falls, ID
142 Paul Mitchell the School Orlando Oviedo, FL
142 The Barber School Midvale, UT
142 Montana Academy of Salons Great Falls, MT
142 Paul Mitchell the School St Louis St. Louis, MO
142 Baldwin Beauty School - North Austin Austin, TX
142 Professional Cosmetology Education Center El Dorado, AR
142 Cosmo Beauty Academy Sacramento, CA
142 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals Appleton, WI
142 Trend Setters’ Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville Louisville, KY
142 Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Mountlake Terrace Mountlake Terrace, WA
142 International School of Beauty Inc Palm Desert, CA
142 International College of Beauty Arts & Sciences Los Angeles, CA
142 Award Beauty School Hagerstown, MD
142 Sunstate Academy Clearwater, FL
142 Victoria Beauty College Inc Victoria, TX
142 Blake Austin College Vacaville, CA
142 Empire Beauty School-Lebanon Lebanon, PA
142 Delmarva Beauty Academy Salisbury, MD
142 Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Arlington Arlington, TX
142 Butler Beauty Academy - New Castle Beauty Academy New Castle, PA
142 Avenue Five Institute Austin, TX
142 Empire Beauty School-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
142 Empire Beauty School-Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, KY
142 Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Dallas Dallas, TX
142 American Institute of Beauty Largo, FL
142 Cinta Aveda Institute San Francisco, CA
142 Salon & Spa Institute Brownsville, TX
142 American College of Hair Design Sedalia, MO
142 Career Academy of Beauty Garden Grove, CA
142 Dallas Barber & Stylist College Dallas, TX
142 Empire Beauty School-Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
142 Empire Beauty School-Lakeland Lakeland, FL
142 The Salon Professional Academy - Kenosha Kenosha, WI
142 Oehrlein School of Cosmetology East Peoria, IL
142 Aveda Institute Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
142 The University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology Downers Grove, IL
142 Blue Cliff College - Lafayette Lafayette, LA
142 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Glendale Heights Glendale Heights, IL
142 Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology, North Dayton Dayton, OH
142 Lu Ross Academy Ventura, CA
142 Erie 1 BOCES West Seneca, NY
142 Capri Beauty College New Lenox, IL
142 Aesthetic Science Institute Latham, NY
142 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Raymore Raymore, MO
142 Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Sterling Sterling, IL
142 Empire Beauty School-Thornton Thornton, CO
142 Paul Mitchell the School Murfreesboro Murfreesboro, TN
142 Academy of Cosmetology and Esthetics NYC Staten Island, NY
142 Paul Mitchell the School Milwaukee Pawaukee, WI
142 Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence Florence, SC
142 Empire Beauty School-Monroeville Monroeville, PA
142 Summit Salon Academy - Tacoma Tacoma, WA
142 Miller-Motte College Conway Conway, SC
142 Paul Mitchell the School Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
142 Continental School of Beauty Culture, West Seneca West Seneca, NY
142 Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines Des Moines, IA
142 Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-San Antonio San Antonio, TX
142 Champ’s Barber School Lancaster, PA
142 Empire Beauty School-Hooksett Hooksett, NH
142 Texas Barber College Houston, TX
142 Advance Beauty Techs Academy San Jacinto, CA
142 Empire Beauty School-North Hills Pittsburgh, PA
142 Nova Academy of Cosmetology Rochester, MN
142 Capri College, Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids, IA
142 Empire Beauty School-Queens Astoria, NY
142 The Spa School Columbus, OH
142 Paul Mitchell the School Charleston North Charleston, SC
142 Paul Mitchell the School Gastonia Gastonia, NC
142 Empire Beauty School-Richmond Richmond, VA
142 Avalon School of Cosmetology - Mesa Mesa, AZ
142 Butler Beauty Academy - Kittanning Beauty Academy Kittanning, PA
142 Empire Beauty School-Springfield Springfield, PA
142 Empire Beauty School-Buffalo Cheektowaga, NY
142 Paul Mitchell the School Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
142 Shear Ego International School of Hair Design Rochester, NY
142 All Beauty College Fort Mohave, AZ
142 Baldwin Beauty School - South Austin Austin, TX
142 French Academy of Cosmetology Spring Lake, MI
142 Academy of Hair Design - Springfield Springfield, MO
142 Midwest Technical Institute - Moline Moline, IL
142 Milan Institute-San Antonio Ingram San Antonio, TX
142 Lincoln Technical Institute - Shelton Shelton, CT
142 Moler Barber College Oakland, CA
142 Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork Lancaster, PA
142 Southern Texas Careers Academy McAllen, TX
142 Warrensburg Area Career Center Warrensburg, MO
142 Paul Mitchell the School Chicago Chicago, IL
142 Marketti Academy of Cosmetology Waterford, MI
142 VICI Beauty School Greenfield, WI
142 Ravenscroft Beauty College Fort Wayne, IN
142 San Diego Culinary Institute La Mesa, CA
142 Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty Lake Park, FL
142 Beauty Academy of South Florida Hialeah Gardens, FL
142 P B Cosmetology Education Center Gloucester, NJ
142 Empire Beauty School-Savannah Savannah, GA
142 Empire Beauty School-Midlothian Midlothian, VA
142 Bene’s Career Academy New Port Richey, FL
142 Paul Mitchell the School Webster Webster, TX
142 Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness Voorhees, NJ
142 Crave Beauty Academy Wichita, KS
142 Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science Jefferson City, MO
142 Pro Way Hair School Stone Mountain, GA
142 Paul Mitchell the School Raleigh Raleigh, NC
142 Elaine Steven Beauty College Saint Louis, MO
142 Delta Montrose Technical College Delta, CO
142 Josef’s School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks Grand Forks, ND
142 Stylemaster College of Hair Design Longview, WA
142 Xenon International Academy-Denver Aurora, CO
142 Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia Columbia, SC
142 EINE Inc Tewksbury, MA
142 Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill Rock Hill, SC
142 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Shoreline Shoreline, WA
142 Empire Beauty School-Vernon Hills Vernon Hills, IL
142 Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology-Irving Irving, TX
142 Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy - Lakeland Lakeland, FL
142 Studio Beauty School Spokane Valley, WA
142 Ogle School Hair Skin Nails-Ft Worth Fort Worth, TX
142 John Amico School of Hair Design Oak Forest, IL
142 Milan Institute-Clovis Fresno, CA
142 Empire Beauty School-Wyoming Valley Moosic, PA
142 Moore Career College Baton Rouge, LA
142 Health and Style Institute High Point, NC
142 Aveda Institute - Boise Boise, ID
142 Exposito School of Hair Design Amarillo, TX
142 Pivot Point Academy Bloomingdale, IL
142 Paul Mitchell the School Portsmouth Portsmouth, NH
142 Model College of Hair Design Saint Cloud, MN
142 Paul Mitchell the School Huntsville Madison, AL
142 Academy of Hair Design - Lufkin Lufkin, TX
142 Southern Careers Institute - Brownsville Brownsville, TX
142 Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology Bowling Green, KY
142 Paul Mitchell the School Wichita Wichita, KS
142 Miller-Motte College Macon Macon, GA
142 The Beauty School Stroudsburg, PA
142 Salon Success Academy - Fontana Fontana, CA
142 Salon Success Academy - Upland Upland, CA
142 Empire Beauty School-Union Union, NJ
142 The Institute of Beauty and Wellness Milwaukee, WI
142 Penrose Academy Scottsdale, AZ
142 The Salon Professional Academy - Evansville Evansville, IN
142 J Michael Harrold Beauty Academy Terre Haute, IN
142 DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology West Springfield, MA
142 Celebrity Stylist Beauty School Monroe, LA
142 Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Northfield Northfield, NJ
142 La James International College-Iowa City Iowa City, IA
142 Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES Liverpool, NY
142 Federico Beauty Institute Sacramento, CA
142 Northwest College School of Beauty - Medford Medford, OR
142 Florida Career College - West Palm Beach West Palm Beach, FL
142 Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
142 Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy - Tampa Tampa, FL
142 Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design Greenville, NC
142 Aveda Institute - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
142 Jenks Beauty College Jenks, OK
142 Paul Mitchell the School Costa Mesa Costa Mesa, CA
142 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Rockford Rockford, IL
142 Paul Mitchell the School Salt Lake City Holladay, UT
142 E Q School of Hair Design Council Bluffs, IA
142 Paul Mitchell the School Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
142 Florida Academy Fort Myers, FL
142 Crevier’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts Kalispell, MT
142 Coba Academy Anaheim, CA
142 Paul Mitchell the School San Diego San Diego, CA
142 Arrojo Cosmetology School New York, NY
142 Xenon International Academy-Omaha Omaha, NE
142 Shear Excellence Hair Academy Tampa, FL
142 Hair Professionals Academy of Cosmetology West Dundee, IL
142 Barrett and Company School of Hair Design Nicholasville, KY
142 International Institute of Cosmetology Wethersfield, CT
142 John Wesley International Barber and Beauty College Long Beach, CA
142 Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-Perth Amboy Perth Amboy, NJ
142 Brittany Beauty Academy New York, NY
142 La James International College-Davenport Davenport, IA
142 Academy of Hair Design - Jackson Jackson, MS
142 North Adrian’s College of Beauty Inc Modesto, CA
142 P&A Scholars Beauty School Detroit, MI
142 Career School of NY Staten Island, NY
142 Aveda Institute - Tucson Tucson, AZ
142 Wisconsin Academy a Paul Mitchell Partner Group-PMTS Lincoln Lincoln, NE
142 ASM Beauty World Academy Davie, FL
142 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM
142 Brighton Institute of Cosmetology Brighton, MI
142 Cosmetology Career Center LLC Carrollton, TX
142 Avalon School of Cosmetology - Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
142 Milan Institute of Cosmetology-San Antonio Military San Antonio, TX
142 Empire Beauty School-Bordentown Bordentown, NJ
142 DuVall’s School of Cosmetology Bedford, TX
142 Paramount Beauty Academy Portsmouth, OH
142 Southwest Institute of Healing Arts Tempe, AZ
142 Coachella Valley Beauty College, Beaumont Beaumont, CA
142 Capilo School of Hair Design Augusta, ME
142 Texas College of Cosmetology-Lubbock Lubbock, TX
142 The Salon Professional Academy - Fargo Fargo, ND
142 Daytona College Ormond Beach, FL
142 Victoria’s Academy of Cosmetology Kennewick, WA
142 Michigan College of Beauty-Monroe Monroe, MI
142 Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg Spartanburg, SC
142 The Salon Professional Academy - Appleton Appleton, WI
142 Lawrence & Company College of Cosmetology Hanford, CA
142 Parisian Beauty School Hackensack, NJ
142 Innovations Design Academy Canton, IL
142 Coachella Valley Beauty College La Quinta, CA
142 Alamo City Barber College San Antonio, TX
142 Headmasters School of Hair Design Lewiston, ID
142 Paul Mitchell the School Missouri Columbia Columbia, MO
142 Manuel and Theresa’s School of Hair Design-Bryan Bryan, TX
142 Rogers Academy of Hair Design Evansville, IN
142 Paul Mitchell the School Boise Boise, ID
142 Design’s School of Cosmetology Paso Robles, CA
142 La James International College-Cedar Falls Cedar Falls, IA
142 Woodward Beauty College Woodward, OK
142 Massachusetts School of Barbering Quincy, MA
142 Taylor Andrews Academy-Orem Orem, UT
142 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Cranston Cranston, RI
142 Innovate Salon Academy South Plainfield, NJ
142 Empire Beauty School-Peekskill Peekskill, NY
142 Lyle’s College of Beauty Fresno, CA
142 Montgomery Beauty School Silver Spring, MD
142 Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts - Austin Austin, TX
142 Empire Beauty School-Avondale Avondale, AZ
142 Douglas J Aveda Institute East Lansing, MI
142 Brittany Beauty Academy Brooklyn, NY
142 Jean Madeline Aveda Institute Philadelphia, PA
142 Denham Springs Beauty School Denham Springs, LA
142 Paul Mitchell the School Fayetteville Fayetteville, NC
142 Keune Academy by 124 Lawrenceville, GA
142 Central Oklahoma College Oklahoma City, OK
142 Protege Academy Mt. Pleasant, MI
142 Aveda Institute - New York New York, NY
142 Empire Beauty School-Chandler Chandler, AZ
142 Paul Mitchell the School Louisville Louisville, KY
142 Paul Mitchell the School Sherman Oaks Sherman Oaks, CA
142 Employment Solutions-College for Technical Education Lexington, KY
142 Searcy Beauty College Searcy, AR
142 Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology Dekalb, IL
142 Lively Technical Center Tallahassee, FL
142 Aveda Institute - South Florida Davie, FL
142 Hastings Beauty School Hastings, MN
142 Chambersburg Beauty School Chambersburg, PA
142 Phagans School of Hair Design Happy Valley, OR
142 International Salon and Spa Academy Colorado Springs, CO
142 Salon Success Academy - Riverside Riverside, CA
142 Empire Beauty School-NW Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
142 Cozmo Beauty School Bonita Springs, FL
142 Gary Manuel Aveda Institute Seattle, WA
142 Ambiance Beauty & Barber Academy Inc Melbourne, FL
142 MTI College Sacramento, CA
142 Manuel and Theresa’s School of Hair Design-Victoria Victoria, TX
142 YTI Career Institute-York York, PA
142 Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy-Lubbock Lubbock, TX
142 Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute Lowell, MA
142 Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology-Dallas Grand Prairie, TX
142 Paul Mitchell the School Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
142 Aveda Institute - Covington Covington, LA
142 Academy of Hair Design - Pearl Pearl, MS
142 Aveda Institute - Madison Madison, WI
142 Bellus Academy - Poway Poway, CA
142 Altoona Beauty School Inc Altoona, PA
142 Empire Beauty School-Lancaster Lancaster, PA
142 Elite College of Cosmetology Lexington, TN
142 Fayetteville College of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Fayetteville, TN
142 The Beauty Institute Allentown, PA
142 Newberry School of Beauty Granada Hills, CA
142 Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York West New York, NJ
142 New Concept Massage and Beauty School Miami, FL
142 Paul Mitchell the School Schenectady Schenectady, NY
142 Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy Amarillo, TX
142 Paul Mitchell the School Logan Logan, UT
142 University Academy of Hair Design Northport, AL
142 Blue Cliff College - Gulfport Gulfport, MS
142 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
142 Aveda Institute - Tallahassee Tallahassee, FL
142 Olympian Academy of Cosmetology Alamogordo, NM
142 Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-West Palm Beach West Palm Beach, FL
142 Empire Beauty School-Concord Concord, NC
142 Nuvo College of Cosmetology Norton Shores, MI
142 Arkansas Beauty School - Little Rock Little Rock, AR
142 Avalon School of Cosmetology - Alameda Alameda, CA
142 LaBarberia Institute of Hair Mayfield Hts, OH
142 Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth Campus Plymouth, MN
142 Compass Career College Hammond, LA
142 Fort Pierce Beauty Academy Fort Pierce, FL
142 Georgia Career Institute Conyers, GA
142 Academy of Career Training Kissimmee, FL
142 Empire Beauty School-NE Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
142 Oxford Academy of Hair Design Inc Seymour, CT
142 Trend Barber College Houston, TX
142 Empire Beauty School-S Memphis Memphis, TN
142 Eric Fisher Academy Wichita, KS
142 Vibe Barber College Memphis, TN
142 Paul Mitchell the School Memphis Bartlett, TN
142 Miller-Motte College Wilmington Wilmington, NC
142 Trend Barber College Houston, TX
142 Grabber School of Hair Design St. Louis, MO
142 Brown Aveda Institute - Mentor Mentor, OH
142 Empire Beauty School-Speedway Speedway, IN
142 Blue Cliff College - Metairie Metairie, LA
142 Missouri College of Cosmetology North Springfield, MO
142 Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Federal Way Federal Way, WA
142 Empire Beauty School-Kennesaw Kennesaw, GA
142 Paul Mitchell the School Columbia Columbia, SC
142 Parisian Spa Institute Jacksonville, FL
142 Mitchell’s Academy - Raleigh Raleigh, NC
142 Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology Mooresville, NC
142 Aveda Fredric’s Institute - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
142 Academy of Cosmetology Merritt Island, FL
142 Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg Harrisburg, PA
142 San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology Inc San Francisco, CA
142 Sunstate Academy Fort Myers, FL
142 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Academy of Beauty Professionals Green Bay, WI
142 Z Hair Academy Overland Park, KS
142 Empire Beauty School-Cheltenham Wyncote, PA
142 The Salon Professional Academy - St Charles St. Charles, MO
142 Salon Success Academy - Redlands Redlands, CA
142 California Beauty School Modesto, CA
142 Levittown Beauty Academy Levittown, PA
142 First Class Cosmetology School Beloit, WI
142 Academy of Hair Design - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
142 Ohio State School of Cosmetology-Canal Winchester CANAL WINCHESTER, OH
142 The Academy of Hair Design Six Hattiesburg, MS
142 Paul Mitchell the School Overland Park Overland Park, KS
142 Skin Institute Saint Louis, MO
142 Empire Beauty School-Charlotte Charlotte, NC
142 Empire Beauty School-Laconia Laconia, NH
142 Paul Mitchell the School Sacramento Sacramento, CA
142 Empire Beauty School-Lauderhill Lauderhill, FL
142 Paul Mitchell the School Reno Reno, NV
142 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Lafayette Lafayette, IN
142 Butte Academy of Beauty Culture Butte, MT
142 Mitchell’s Academy - Wilson Wilson, NC
142 Empire Beauty School-West Mifflin West Mifflin, PA
142 Miller-Motte College Jacksonville Jacksonville, NC
142 Aveda Institute - San Antonio San Antonio, TX
142 Black Hills Beauty College Rapid City, SD
142 University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts Springfield, IL
142 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
142 South Hills Beauty Academy Inc Pittsburgh, PA
142 Aveda Institute - Provo Provo, UT
142 Paul Mitchell the School Tulsa Tulsa, OK
142 College of Wilmington Wilmington, NC
142 Empire Beauty School-Hanover Park Hanover Park, IL
142 Empire Beauty School-Reading Reading, PA
142 Paul Mitchell the School San Antonio San Antonio, TX
142 Michigan College of Beauty-Troy Troy, MI
142 Trend Setters’ Academy of Beauty Culture-Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, KY
142 Hinton Barber and Beauty College Vallejo, CA
142 Rudae’s School of Beauty Culture-Ft Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
142 Capri Institute of Hair Design, Clifton Clifton, NJ
142 PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Clarksville Clarksville, IN
142 The Salon Professional Academy Nampa, ID
142 Academy Di Capelli - School of Cosmetology Wallingford, CT
142 Brittany Beauty Academy Bronx, NY
142 Loraines Academy & Spa Saint Petersburg, FL
142 Florida Career College - Orlando Orlando, FL
142 Robert Paul Academy of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences Timonium, MD
142 Continental School of Beauty Culture, Mattydale Mattydale, NY
142 Cameo Beauty Academy Oak Lawn, IL
142 Ohio State College of Barber Styling Columbus, OH
142 CRU Institute of Cosmetology and Barbering Garden Grove, CA
142 Bold Beauty Academy Billings, MT
142 Platt College - North OKC Oklahoma City, OK
142 Empire Beauty School-Rochester Rochester, NY
142 Paul Mitchell the School Knoxville Knoxville, TN
142 Empire Beauty School-Flagstaff Flagstaff, AZ
142 The Salon Professional Academy - Lewisville Lewisville, TX
142 Jolie Health & Beauty Academy-Cherry Hill Cherry Hill, NJ

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Personal & Culinary Services Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Cosmetology 103,674
Culinary Arts 26,643
Funeral & Mortuary Science 1,965
Other Personal & Culinary Services 320

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 107,435
Precision Production 57,423
Construction Trades 36,003
Transportation & Materials Moving 27,979

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
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