Muscle Shoals has a total population of 11,924 and a student population of 4,520. Of these students, 4,520 are enrolled in schools that offer cosmetology programs.
The largest cosmetology school in Muscle Shoals, by student population, is Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals. In 2010, Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals graduated approximately 21 students with credentials in cosmetology.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a cosmetology certificate from one of Muscle Shoals's cosmetology schools. If you decide to attend one of Muscle Shoals's cosmetology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $6,980 per year in instate tuition and $9,110 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for cosmetology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $1,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Muscle Shoals-based cosmetology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,820.
If you plan on staying in Muscle Shoals after graduating from cosmetology school, you should know that job prospects for cosmetologists in Muscle Shoals, which is the most popular cosmetology profession, are average. The government projects that the number of cosmetologists in Muscle Shoals will increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for cosmetologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a cosmetologist in Muscle Shoals is $19,020 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for cosmetologists.
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