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Cosmetology Schools in Iowa

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

Overview

On average, 1,015 students graduate from programs in Iowa in cosmetology per year. Of those, 879 students graduated with certificates in cosmetology and 29 with a degree at the associate's level.

24 cosmetology schools are in Iowa. Out of these, while 22 schools are private, two schools are public. Tuition at a public cosmetology school varies from $3,990 to $4,800, while tuition at a private cosmetology school varies from $12,350 to $19,987.

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

Iowa schools offer certificates and associates degrees in cosmetology.

Cosmetology Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,015 students graduate from programs in Iowa in cosmetology per year. Of those, 879 students graduated with certificates in cosmetology and 29 with a degree at the associate's level.

Cosmetology 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

Cosmetology Program Availability in Iowa

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

Cosmetology 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 Cosmetology Employment

Iowa vs National Cosmetology Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.907% (4150)

Cosmetology 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 is near the heart of downtown. It offers four cosmetology programs. This school offers students four cosmetology certificates.

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

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 offers two programs in cosmetology. Students are offered two certificates in cosmetology by this school. It is near the center of the city. 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 it offers one program in cosmetology. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

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 0.6 miles from the center of the city and this school offers one cosmetology program. It is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering cosmetology 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 cosmetology programs. It offers four certificates in cosmetology to students. Overall, 195 students seek degrees in five programs at this school. In terms of programs, this school is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering cosmetology.

7. The La James International College - Davenport

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

The La James International College-Davenport is near the center of the city. It offers four cosmetology programs. It offers four certificates in cosmetology to students. This school is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering cosmetology in terms of programs.

8. The American Hair Academy

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

The American Hair Academy is located in town of Fort Madison, Iowa and it offers one cosmetology program. It is one of 14 vocational schools in Iowa.

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 offers four cosmetology programs. It offers four cosmetology certificates to students. This school, which is very close to Fort Dodge, Iowa, is located in a rural setting.

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 cosmetology programs. It offers students three cosmetology certificates. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

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 program in cosmetology. 35 students pursue degrees in one program at this school, overall.

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 cosmetology programs. It offers five cosmetology certificates to students. This vocational school is located in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school is the third oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in cosmetology.

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 is located in Mason City, IA. It offers four cosmetology programs. It offers students four cosmetology certificates. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

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 cosmetology programs. This school offers three cosmetology certificates to students. 115 students pursue degrees in four programs at this school, overall.

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 offers one cosmetology program and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Council Bluffs, IA. Overall, 60 students pursue degrees in one E Q School of Hair Design program.

16. The La James International College - Johnston

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

The La James International College-Johnston offers four cosmetology programs. Students are offered four cosmetology certificates by this school. It is in the suburbs of Johnston, Iowa. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

17. Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar

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

Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar offers three programs in cosmetology. More specifically, it offers students two cosmetology certificates and one associate's level cosmetology degree. This community college, which is very close to Calmar, Iowa, is located in a rural setting. This community college is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

18. Capri College - Davenport

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

Capri College-Davenport offers four programs in cosmetology. This school offers students four cosmetology certificates. This school is near the heart of downtown. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school is the seventh largest institution in the state of Iowa offering cosmetology.

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 cosmetology. 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 located in the center of Waterloo and this school offers one program in cosmetology. 50 students seek degrees in two programs at this school, overall.

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 cosmetology. This school offers three certificates in cosmetology to students. It is one of 14 vocational schools in Iowa. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in cosmetology.

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 cosmetology and this school is located in town of Cresco, Iowa. It is one of 14 vocational schools in Iowa.

23. Capri College - Cedar Rapids

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

Capri College-Cedar Rapids offers four programs in cosmetology. Students are offered four cosmetology certificates by it. It is 2.6 miles from the center of the city. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school is the second biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering cosmetology in terms of programs.

24. Iowa Central Community College

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

Iowa Central Community College offers one cosmetology program and this college is located in town of Fort Dodge, Iowa. It is a public 2-year institution. This medium-sized college is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering cosmetology programs.

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