Academy Of Cosmetology Charleston

Overview of Academy Of Cosmetology Charleston

Students attend Academy of Cosmetology in Charleston, SC, a small city. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Academy of Cosmetology degrees go up to the Certificate.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in beauty and cosmetology.

Academy of Cosmetology Selectivity

Applicants to Academy of Cosmetology appreciate its open admissions policy.

Student Body

There are 136 students at the school (as of 2007-2008). A very high share of students at Academy of Cosmetology are female.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The Academy enrolls students who are committed to the cosmetology industry and desire a quality education. The courses of study are directed to provide a solid foundation for its graduates in the many opportunities available in the beauty industry. The Academy also recognizes its obligations to its students, alumni, and community and constantly seeks more effective ways to meet these committments."

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Contacting Academy of Cosmetology

Academy of Cosmetology
5117 Dorchester Rd
Charleston , SC 29418-5607
General Phone: (843) 552-3241

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Academy of Cosmetology Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Beauty and Cosmetology56cosmetology, make-up artist, aesthetician and skin care, personal grooming

Number of programs and degrees for Academy of Cosmetology in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years361
Award of less than 1 academic year203

Academy of Cosmetology Student Body

In 2007-2008, Academy of Cosmetology had a total enrollment of 136 students (237 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 37%
Black 60%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 14%
20-21 14%
22-24 13%
25-29 23%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina100%

Academy of Cosmetology Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 16%
Transfer Out 3%

Academy of Cosmetology Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Charleston, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Academy of Cosmetology Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Academy of Cosmetology participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3088300)

Academy of Cosmetology Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Make-Up Artist/Specialist

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What Sets Academy of Cosmetology Apart:

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