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Cosmetology Schools in Colorado

There are 32 Colorado schools offering cosmetology programs. 1,657 students graduated with degrees from Colorado cosmetology schools in 2010. 1,597 of all these students graduated with certificates and 60 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 1,348 students graduate from cosmetology programs in this state each year. This accounts for 1% of cosmetology students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 1,597 students graduated with cosmetology certificates and 60 with an associate's level degree.

32 cosmetology schools are located in Colorado. And of these, 23 schools are private, while nine schools are public. Tuition at a public cosmetology school varies from $2,506 to $3,676, while private cosmetology school tuition varies from $8,100 to $23,440.

Average tuition for programs in cosmetology is $5,799. The highest tuition for programs in cosmetology, which is $23,440 every year, is at Heritage College-Denver, while the lowest tuition in Colorado, which is $2,506 every year, is at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Colorado schools offer certificates and associates degrees for cosmetology students.

Cosmetology Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,348 students graduate from cosmetology programs in this state each year. This accounts for 1% of cosmetology students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 1,597 students graduated with cosmetology certificates and 60 with an associate's level degree.

Cosmetology Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 1170
  • Certificate 2007: 958
  • Certificate 2008: 987
  • Certificate 2009: 1284
  • Certificate 2010: 1597
  • Associate 2006: 0
  • Associate 2007: 38
  • Associate 2008: 53
  • Associate 2009: 50
  • Associate 2010: 60

Cosmetology Program Availability in Colorado

Colorado schools offer a total of 84 cosmetology programs. Of these programs, close to 97.6% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Cosmetology Program Availability in Colorado

  • Certificate: 82
  • Associate: 2

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists — Salary by Percentile

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16170
  • 25th Percentile: 18440
  • Median: 24280
  • 75th Percentile: 31040
  • 90th Percentile: 44590

Shampooers — Salary by Percentile

Shampooers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile:
  • 25th Percentile:
  • Median: 16610
  • 75th Percentile:
  • 90th Percentile:

Skincare Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Skincare Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19000
  • 25th Percentile: 26970
  • Median: 36570
  • 75th Percentile: 43480
  • 90th Percentile: 61820

Manicurists and Pedicurists — Salary by Percentile

Manicurists and Pedicurists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15890
  • 25th Percentile: 17060
  • Median: 19980
  • 75th Percentile: 28150
  • 90th Percentile: 40950

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists — Employment Trend

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22040
  • Median Salary 2007: 22660
  • Median Salary 2008: 23750
  • Median Salary 2009: 24300
  • Median Salary 2010: 24280
  • Total Employed 2006: 5310
  • Total Employed 2007: 5710
  • Total Employed 2008: 6380
  • Total Employed 2009: 6500
  • Total Employed 2010: 6120

Shampooers — Employment Trend

Shampooers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 15600
  • Median Salary 2007: 15400
  • Median Salary 2008: 15850
  • Median Salary 2009: 16385
  • Median Salary 2010: 16610
  • Total Employed 2006: 70
  • Total Employed 2007: 70
  • Total Employed 2008: 70
  • Total Employed 2009: 70
  • Total Employed 2010: 70

Skincare Specialists — Employment Trend

Skincare Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 31430
  • Median Salary 2007: 34750
  • Median Salary 2008: 34280
  • Median Salary 2009: 37070
  • Median Salary 2010: 36570
  • Total Employed 2006: 560
  • Total Employed 2007: 660
  • Total Employed 2008: 670
  • Total Employed 2009: 960
  • Total Employed 2010: 910

Manicurists and Pedicurists — Employment Trend

Manicurists and Pedicurists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 23530
  • Median Salary 2007: 25190
  • Median Salary 2008: 17380
  • Median Salary 2009: 18750
  • Median Salary 2010: 19980
  • Total Employed 2006: 650
  • Total Employed 2007: 560
  • Total Employed 2008: 650
  • Total Employed 2009: 520
  • Total Employed 2010: 550

Colorado vs National Cosmetology Employment

Colorado vs National Cosmetology Employment

  • Employed in Colorado: 1.672% (7650)

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1. The Hair Dynamics Education Center

6464 S College
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 223-9943x305

The Hair Dynamics Education Center, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Fort Collins, CO. It offers four programs in cosmetology. This school offers four certificates in cosmetology to students. It is one of 33 vocational schools in Colorado. In terms of programs, it is the seventh largest institution in the state of Colorado offering cosmetology.

2. Lamar Community College

2401 S Main St
Lamar, CO 81052-3999
(719) 336-2248

Lamar Community College offers one cosmetology program. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in cosmetology.

3. Colorado Northwestern Community College

500 Kennedy Drive
Rangely, CO 81648-3598
(970) 675-2261

Colorado Northwestern Community College is in Rangely, Colorado, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers four cosmetology programs. Specifically, students are offered three cosmetology certificates by this college and one degree at the associate's level in cosmetology. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this college is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering cosmetology.

4. Empire Beauty School - Arvada

6520 Wadsworth Blvd. #209
Arvada, CO 80003
(570) 429-4321x2414

Empire Beauty School-Arvada is in the suburbs of Arvada, Colorado. This school offers two cosmetology programs. It offers students two certificates in cosmetology. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

5. Northeastern Junior College

100 College Avenue
Sterling, CO 80751-2944
(970) 521-6600

Northeastern Junior College offers one program in cosmetology and it is located in Sterling, CO. 2,214 students seek degrees in 23 Northeastern Junior College programs, overall. This community college is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering cosmetology.

6. Trinidad State Junior College

600 Prospect St
Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 846-5011

Trinidad State Junior College offers four cosmetology programs. It offers four certificates in cosmetology to students. 1,916 students seek degrees in 45 Trinidad State Junior College programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the ninth largest institution in the state of Colorado offering cosmetology.

7. Delta Montrose Technical College

1765 US Hwy 50
Delta, CO 81416
(970) 874-7671

Delta Montrose Technical College offers one cosmetology program. It is a public institution.

8. Pickens Technical College

500 Airport Blvd
Aurora, CO 80011-9307
(303) 344-4910x27734

Pickens Technical College offers five cosmetology programs. This school offers students five cosmetology certificates. This school is located in Aurora, Colorado, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school is a public institution.

9. National American University - Denver

1325 S. Colorado Boulevard- Suite 100
Denver, CO 80222-3308
(303) 876-7100

National American University-Denver is a for-profit 4-year institution, founded in 1974. This school, which is 4.0 miles from the center of the city, is in Denver, CO. This very small school is one of several campuses. This school offers subjects such as nursing, human resources, and medical coding. Students are offered one certificate, 11 associates level degrees, and nine degrees at the bachelors level by it. 449 students sought degrees from the 19 programs at this school in 2010. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this school.

10. Empire Beauty School - Aurora

16800 E. Mississippi Ave.
Aurora, CO 80017
(570) 429-4321x2414

Empire Beauty School-Aurora offers two programs in cosmetology. It offers two certificates in cosmetology to students. It is 3.1 miles from the center of the city. This vocational school is one of 33 vocational schools in Colorado.

11. The Regency Beauty Institute - Fort Collins

2236 E Harmony Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(800) 787-6456

The Regency Beauty Institute-Fort Collins is 4.9 miles from the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in cosmetology. This school is one of 33 vocational schools in Colorado.

12. The Regency Beauty Institute - Lakewood

98 Wadsworth Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80226
(800) 787-6456

The Regency Beauty Institute-Lakewood is located in the suburbs of Lakewood, Colorado and this school offers one program in cosmetology. It is one of 33 vocational schools in Colorado.

13. The Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy - Colorado Springs

322 Main St
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
(719) 390-9898x103

The Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs is in the suburbs of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It offers two cosmetology programs. This school offers two certificates in cosmetology to students. 79 students seek degrees in two Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Colorado Springs programs, overall.

14. The Glenwood Beauty Academy

51241 Hwy 6 and 24 Ste 1
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 945-0485

The Glenwood Beauty Academy is located in town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. It offers four cosmetology programs. This school offers four certificates in cosmetology to students. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the sixth largest institution in the state of Colorado offering cosmetology.

15. National Beauty College

7045 Pecos St. #A
Denver, CO 80221
(303) 934-1288

National Beauty College offers three cosmetology programs. Students are offered three certificates in cosmetology by it. This school is in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. This vocational school is one of 33 vocational schools in Colorado.

16. The International Salon and Spa Academy

5707 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3684
(719) 597-1413

The International Salon and Spa Academy, which is near the center of the city, is in Colorado Springs, CO. This school offers five cosmetology programs. This school offers students five certificates in cosmetology. This vocational school is one of 33 vocational schools in Colorado. It is the second largest institution in the state of Colorado offering cosmetology in terms of programs.

17. National American University - Colorado Springs

1915 Jamboree Drive ste 185
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
(719) 590-8300

Founded in 1974, National American University-Colorado Springs is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school, which is 8.4 miles from the center of the city, is in Colorado Springs, CO. It is one of several campuses. This school offers one certificate, nine degrees at the associates level, and 11 bachelors level degrees to students. In 2010, 406 students sought degrees from the 19 programs at this school. It offers subjects including healthcare, healthcare management, and liberal arts. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this school.

18. Emily Griffith Technical College

1250 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80204-2197
(720) 423-4700

Emily Griffith Technical College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Denver, CO. This school offers four programs in cosmetology. Students are offered four cosmetology certificates by it. Overall, 2,420 students seek degrees in 50 Emily Griffith Technical College programs. It is the oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in cosmetology.

19. Summit Salon & Beauty School

110 W Midland Ave
Woodland Park, CO 80866
(719) 686-0205

Summit Salon & Beauty School Offers four programs in cosmetology. This school offers students four certificates in cosmetology. It is in Woodland Park, CO. Overall, 17 students pursue degrees in four programs at this vocational school.

20. The Xenon International Academy - Denver

2231 S Peoria
Aurora, CO 80014
(303) 752-1560

The Xenon International Academy-Denver, which is near the center of the city, is in Aurora, CO. It offers four programs in cosmetology. It offers four certificates in cosmetology to students. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering cosmetology.

21. Heritage College - Denver

12 Lakeside Lane
Denver, CO 80212
(303) 477-7240

Heritage College-Denver is located in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado and it offers one program in cosmetology. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering cosmetology in terms of programs.

22. The Aveda Institute - Denver

700 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 567-7500

The Aveda Institute-Denver is 0.6 miles from the center of the city. It offers two cosmetology programs. Students are offered two cosmetology certificates by this school. It is a for-profit institution.

23. The Regency Beauty Institute - Westminster

6755 West 88th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031
(800) 787-6456

The Regency Beauty Institute-Westminster is in the suburbs of Westminster, Colorado and it offers one program in cosmetology. This school is a for-profit institution.

24. Empire Beauty School - Thornton

3811 E 120th
Thornton, CO 80233
(570) 429-4321x2414

Empire Beauty School-Thornton offers two programs in cosmetology. Students are offered two certificates in cosmetology by it. This school is located in the suburbs of Thornton, Colorado. 146 students pursue degrees in two programs at this school, overall.

25. The Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture - Fort Collins

2925 South College Ave # 9
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 226-1416

The Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture-Fort Collins is 2.6 miles from the center of the city. It offers four programs in cosmetology. Students are offered four certificates in cosmetology by it. It is a for-profit institution.

26. The Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture - Greeley

2547b 11th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 352-4550

The Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture-Greeley is 2.0 miles from the center of the city. This school offers three cosmetology programs. It offers three cosmetology certificates to students. This school is a for-profit institution.

27. Empire Beauty School - Littleton

8996 W. Bowles Ave. # E & F
Littleton, CO 80123
(570) 429-4321x2414

Empire Beauty School-Littleton is located in the suburbs of Littleton, Colorado. This school offers two programs in cosmetology. Students are offered two certificates in cosmetology by it. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

28. Otero Junior College

1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-6831

Otero Junior College offers one program in cosmetology and this college is located in town of La Junta, Colorado. 1,823 students seek degrees in 24 programs at this college, overall.

29. The Salon Professional Academy - Grand Junction

2938 North Ave #B
Grand Junction, CO 81504
(970) 245-1110

The Salon Professional Academy-Grand Junction is 2.3 miles from the center of the city. It offers three programs in cosmetology. Students are offered three cosmetology certificates by it. It is one of 33 vocational schools in Colorado.

30. Empire Beauty School - Lakewood

441 Wadsworth Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80226
(570) 429-4321x2414

Empire Beauty School-Lakewood is located in the suburbs of Lakewood, Colorado and this school offers one program in cosmetology. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

31. The Salon Professional Academy - Colorado Springs

4388 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 266-9400

The Salon Professional Academy-Colorado Springs is near the center of the city. This school offers three programs in cosmetology. It offers students three cosmetology certificates. Overall, 114 students pursue degrees in three programs at this school.

32. The Cuttin' Up Beauty Academy

8101 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 388-5700

The Cuttin' Up Beauty Academy offers five programs in cosmetology. Students are offered five certificates in cosmetology by this school. This school, which is 4.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Denver, CO. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

33. Paul Mitchell the School - Colorado Springs

118 West Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(801) 302-8801x1020

Paul Mitchell the School-Colorado Springs is in the center of Colorado Springs and it offers one program in cosmetology.

34. Red Rocks Community College

13300 W Sixth Ave
Lakewood, CO 80228-1255
(303) 914-6600

Red Rocks Community College is in the suburbs of Lakewood, Colorado. It offers three cosmetology programs. This big college offers three cosmetology certificates to students. Overall, 9,826 students seek degrees in 76 Red Rocks Community College programs.

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