Columbia has a total population of 84,531 and a student population of 48,122. Of these students, 55 are enrolled in schools that offer cosmetology programs.
Cosmetology Concepts Institute is the largest cosmetology school in Columbia, based on student population. Approximately 27 students graduated in 2010 from Cosmetology Concepts Institute with credentials in cosmetology.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a cosmetology certificate from one of Columbia's cosmetology schools.
Many cosmetology graduates choose to work as cosmetologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 cosmetologists in Missouri were working in the greater Columbia area. By the year 2018, the number of cosmetologists is expected to increase by 4% in Columbia. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for cosmetologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a cosmetologist in Columbia is $19,960 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for cosmetologists.