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Beauty Schools in Iowa

There are 24 schools in the state of Iowa offering beauty programs. In 2010, 908 students graduated from programs at Iowa beauty schools. 879 of all these students graduated with certificates and 29 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 1,015 students graduate from programs in this state in beauty every year. Of those, 879 students graduated with certificates in beauty and 29 with an associate's level degree.

24 beauty schools are located in this state. And out of these, while two schools are public, 22 schools are private. Tuition at a public beauty school varies from $3,990 to $4,800, while tuition at a private beauty school varies from $12,350 to $19,987.

Average tuition for programs in beauty is $9,830. While the highest tuition for beauty programs, which is $19,987 per year, is at the Salon Professional Academy-Ames, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $3,990 per year, is at Iowa Central Community College.

Schools in this state offer certificates and associates degrees for students pursing beauty.

Beauty Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,015 students graduate from programs in this state in beauty every year. Of those, 879 students graduated with certificates in beauty and 29 with an associate's level degree.

Beauty Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 1076
  • Certificate 2007: 1084
  • Certificate 2008: 1122
  • Certificate 2009: 948
  • Certificate 2010: 879
  • Associate 2006: 3
  • Associate 2007: 1
  • Associate 2008: 1
  • Associate 2009: 9
  • Associate 2010: 29

Beauty Program Availability in Iowa

Iowa schools offer a total of 64 programs in beauty. Of these programs, about 96.9% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Beauty Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 62
  • Associate: 2

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists — Salary by Percentile

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16160
  • 25th Percentile: 17930
  • Median: 22220
  • 75th Percentile: 28330
  • 90th Percentile: 36800

Barbers — Salary by Percentile

Barbers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17700
  • 25th Percentile: 19860
  • Median: 22980
  • 75th Percentile: 26970
  • 90th Percentile: 29580

Skincare Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Skincare Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16510
  • 25th Percentile: 18560
  • Median: 24870
  • 75th Percentile: 29530
  • 90th Percentile: 47430

Manicurists and Pedicurists — Salary by Percentile

Manicurists and Pedicurists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 20630
  • 25th Percentile: 23940
  • Median: 29090
  • 75th Percentile: 42720
  • 90th Percentile: 46760

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists — Employment Trend

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 19960
  • Median Salary 2007: 20630
  • Median Salary 2008: 21430
  • Median Salary 2009: 22080
  • Median Salary 2010: 22220
  • Total Employed 2006: 4100
  • Total Employed 2007: 4170
  • Total Employed 2008: 4130
  • Total Employed 2009: 3960
  • Total Employed 2010: 3630

Barbers — Employment Trend

Barbers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 19695
  • Median Salary 2007: 20370
  • Median Salary 2008: 21065
  • Median Salary 2009: 21430
  • Median Salary 2010: 22980
  • Total Employed 2006: 505
  • Total Employed 2007: 530
  • Total Employed 2008: 450
  • Total Employed 2009: 460
  • Total Employed 2010: 410

Skincare Specialists — Employment Trend

Skincare Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25945
  • Median Salary 2007: 26830
  • Median Salary 2008: 27920
  • Median Salary 2009: 26910
  • Median Salary 2010: 24870
  • Total Employed 2006: 30
  • Total Employed 2007: 30
  • Total Employed 2008: 30
  • Total Employed 2009: 50
  • Total Employed 2010: 80

Manicurists and Pedicurists — Employment Trend

Manicurists and Pedicurists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 20790
  • Median Salary 2007: 22670
  • Median Salary 2008: 16390
  • Median Salary 2009: 22740
  • Median Salary 2010: 29090
  • Total Employed 2006: 60
  • Total Employed 2007: 60
  • Total Employed 2008: 60
  • Total Employed 2009: 45
  • Total Employed 2010: 30

Iowa vs National Beauty Employment

Iowa vs National Beauty Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.907% (4150)

Beauty Schools in Iowa

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1. The La James International College - Cedar Falls

6322 University Ave
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 277-2150

The La James International College-Cedar Falls offers four beauty programs. Students are offered four beauty certificates by it. This school is near the heart of downtown.

2. The La James International College - Iowa City

227 E Market-Brewery Sq
Iowa City, IA 52245
(319) 338-3926

The La James International College-Iowa City, which is very close to Iowa City, Iowa, is located in a rural area. It offers four beauty programs. This school offers students four beauty certificates. Overall, 112 students seek degrees in five programs at this school.

3. The Iowa School of Beauty - Sioux City

3320 Line Drive
Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 274-9733

The Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City is 4.2 miles from the center of the city. It offers two programs in beauty. Students are offered two certificates in beauty by this school. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

4. The American College of Hairstyling - Cedar Rapids

1531 First Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 362-1488

The American College of Hairstyling-Cedar Rapids is 1.0 miles from the center of the city and this school offers one beauty program. 18 students seek degrees in one program at this school, overall.

5. The American College of Hairstyling - Des Moines

603 E Sixth St
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 244-0971

The American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines is near the center of the city and this school offers one program in beauty. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering beauty programs.

6. Capri College - Dubuque

395 Main St
Dubuque, IA 52004-0873
(563) 588-2379x311

Capri College-Dubuque is located in the center of Dubuque. It offers four programs in beauty. This school offers students four beauty certificates. In terms of programs, it is the fourth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering beauty.

7. The La James International College - Davenport

5205 North Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52806
(563) 441-7900

The La James International College-Davenport offers four programs in beauty. It offers students four certificates in beauty. This school is 3.4 miles from the heart of downtown. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

8. The American Hair Academy

910 Ave G
Fort Madison, IA 52627
(319) 372-6248

The American Hair Academy is in Fort Madison, IA and this school offers one beauty program. 44 students seek degrees in one American Hair Academy program, overall.

9. The La James International College - Ft Dodge

2419 5th Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 576-3119

The La James International College-Ft Dodge is located in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers four programs in beauty. It offers students four beauty certificates. 159 students pursue degrees in five La James International College-Ft Dodge programs, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering beauty.

10. The Iowa School of Beauty - Ottumwa

609 W Second St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(641) 684-6504

The Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa offers three beauty programs. This school offers students three beauty certificates. 71 students pursue degrees in three programs at this school, overall. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in beauty.

11. The Faust Institute of Cosmetology - Storm Lake

1290 N. Lake Avenue
Storm Lake, IA 50588
(712) 732-6570

The Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake offers one beauty program. Overall, 35 students seek degrees in one program at this school.

12. The Iowa School of Beauty - Des Moines

3305 70th St
Des Moines, IA 50322-3203
(515) 278-9939x12

The Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines offers five programs in beauty. Students are offered five certificates in beauty by this school. It is in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa. Overall, 190 students pursue degrees in five Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines programs. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Iowa offering beauty.

13. The La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology

24 Second St NE
Mason City, IA 50401-3308
(641) 424-2161

The La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology offers four programs in beauty. It offers students four certificates in beauty. This school is located in Mason City, IA. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering beauty in terms of programs.

14. The Salon Professional Academy - Ames

309 Kitty Hawk Dr.
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 956-3781

The Salon Professional Academy-Ames is located in Ames, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school offers three beauty programs. It offers students three certificates in beauty. This school is one of 14 vocational schools in Iowa.

15. The E Q School of Hair Design

536 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-2613x3

The E Q School of Hair Design, which is near the center of the city, is in Council Bluffs, IA and it offers one beauty program. This school is one of 14 vocational schools in Iowa.

16. The La James International College - Johnston

8805 Chambery Blvd
Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 278-2208

The La James International College-Johnston is located in the suburbs of Johnston, Iowa. It offers four programs in beauty. Students are offered four certificates in beauty by it. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering beauty in terms of programs.

17. Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar

1625 Hwy 150
Calmar, IA 52132-0400
(563) 562-3263

Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar offers three beauty programs. More specifically, it offers students two beauty certificates and one associate's level degree in beauty. This public college is located in Calmar, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks second in the state of Iowa.

18. Capri College - Davenport

2540 E. 53rd Street
Davenport, IA 52807-3003
(563) 388-6642

Capri College-Davenport is near the heart of downtown. It offers four programs in beauty. It offers four certificates in beauty to students. Overall, 200 students seek degrees in five Capri College-Davenport programs.

19. The Faust Institute of Cosmetology - Spirit Lake

1543 18th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
(712) 336-3518

The Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake offers one program in beauty. It is one of 14 vocational schools in Iowa.

20. The College of Hair Design

722 Water St- Ste 201
Waterloo, IA 50703-4734
(319) 232-9995x100

The College of Hair Design is in the center of Waterloo and this school offers one beauty program. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

21. The Iowa School of Beauty - Marshalltown

112 Nicholas Dr
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641) 752-4223

The Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown offers three programs in beauty. It offers students three certificates in beauty. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in beauty.

22. The Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy

806 W Third St
Cresco, IA 52136
(563) 547-3624

The Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy offers one program in beauty and it is in Cresco, IA. Overall, 12 students seek degrees in two programs at this school.

23. Capri College - Cedar Rapids

2945 Williams Parkway S.W.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 364-1541

Capri College-Cedar Rapids is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers four beauty programs. It offers students four beauty certificates. This school is the third biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering beauty.

24. Iowa Central Community College

One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 576-7201

Iowa Central Community College is in town of Fort Dodge, Iowa and it offers one beauty program. 6,204 students seek degrees in 49 programs at this college, overall. This mid-sized college ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

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