Independence has a general population of 9,846 and an overall student population of 1,177. Approximately 1,177 of Independence's students are enrolled in schools that offer cosmetology programs.
Independence Community College is the largest cosmetology school in Independence, based on student population. In 2010, Independence Community College graduated approximately 13 students with credentials in cosmetology.
A reported 13 students graduated with credentials in cosmetology in Independence in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,480 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Independence cosmetology schools was an average of $11,760 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for cosmetology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,600 per year, on average, for room and board at Independence-based cosmetology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,880.
If you plan on staying in Independence after graduating from cosmetology school, you should know that job prospects for cosmetologists in Independence, which is the most popular cosmetology profession, are not very good. There were 6,620 cosmetologists working in Kansas and 590 working in the greater Independence area in 2010. Independence's cosmetologist workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for cosmetologists.
As a cosmetologist in Independence, you can expect to make an average salary of $16,880 per year. This is lower than the average salary for cosmetologists in the state.
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