Best Beauty and Cosmetology Programs for 2016

Gayathri | Monday, October 17, 2016 5:14 PM IST

The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the Best Beauty and Cosmetology Programs in the U.S. Both two and four year schools were ranked, with Pensacola State College, Idaho State University, Florida Gateway College, Palm Beach State College and Daytona State College coming in as the top five four-year beauty and cosmetology schools and Northland Pioneer College, McDowell Technical Community College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Randolph Community College and Beaufort County Community College as the top five two-year beauty and cosmetology schools.

“The U.S. Department of Labor projects faster-than-average job growth for the beauty industry over the next eight years,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “The cosmetology and beauty program options available at these two and four year schools are not only in-demand, they’re offering high quality education and placement services that help set students up for success after graduation.”

Schools on the Best Beauty and Cosmetology Program list must meet specific base requirements to be included: colleges must hold regional accreditation and be either a two-year or four-year, public or private not-for-profit institution. Each college must also offer students career placement services after degree completion. Both online and on-campus professional training programs were considered, and each list ranks the top schools based on over a dozen unique data points.

For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit:


The Best Two-Year Beauty and Cosmetology Programs for 2016 are found at the following schools:

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College 
Athens Technical College 
Augusta Technical College 
Beaufort County Community College 
Bevill State Community College 
Bladen Community College 
Blue Ridge Community College 
Brunswick Community College 
Cape Fear Community College 
Carteret Community College 
College of the Ouachitas 
Columbus Technical College 
Edgecombe Community College 
Fayetteville Technical Community College 
Frank Phillips College 
Grayson College 
Haywood Community College 
Hill College 
Hinds Community College 
Houston Community College 
Howard College 
JF Drake State Community and Technical College 
James Sprunt Community College 
Johnson County Community College 
Johnston Community College 
Kansas City Kansas Community College 
Lamar State College - Port Arthur 
Lawson State Community College - Birmingham 
Lee College 
Mayland Community College 
McDowell Technical Community College 
Meridian Community College 
Mott Community College 
New Mexico Junior College 
Northland Pioneer College 
Pamlico Community College 
Pearl River Community College 
Pickens Technical College 
Randolph Community College 
Reid State Technical College 
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College 
San Jacinto College 
San Juan College 
Savannah Technical College 
South Georgia Technical College 
Southwestern Community College 
Stanly Community College 
Trinidad State Junior College 
Vance-Granville Community College 
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

The Best Four-Year Beauty and Cosmetology Programs for 2016 are found at the following schools:

Chipola College 
Daytona State College 
Eastern Florida State College 
Florida Gateway College 
Florida State College at Jacksonville 
Idaho State University 
Indian River State College 
Midland College 
Northern New Mexico College 
Palm Beach State College 
Pensacola State College 
Remington College 
South Florida State College 
Utah State University 
Vincennes University