Blades School Of Hair Design

Overview of Blades School Of Hair Design

The campus of Blades is in California, MD, which is a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Degrees at Blades include, at the school's highest level, the Certificate.

Areas of Study

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

Blades Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Blades an attractive choice for many applicants.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 73 students enrolled (102 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at Blades are female.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"It is the mission of Blades School of Hair Design to prepare our students for the professional world of cosmetology. It is our responsibility to train students in accordance with the regulations of the State of Maryland, in skills and techniques of beautification. The instructors hold themselves to the highest degree of professionalism and expect the same standards from the students."

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Contacting Blades

Blades School of Hair Design
22576-316 MacArthur Blvd
California , MD 20619
General Phone: (301) 862-9797

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Blades Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Beauty and Cosmetology30cosmetology

Number of programs and degrees for Blades in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years301

Blades Student Body

In 2007-2008, Blades had a total enrollment of 73 students (102 full-time equivalent).

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 8%
20-21 19%
22-24 23%
25-29 22%
30-34 15%
35-39 8%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

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


Blades Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 20 %
Part-Time 57 %

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

Item Percent
Graduating 65%
Transfer Out 5%

Blades Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Blades Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Blades participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3027200)

Blades Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

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Blades Highlights

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What Sets Blades Apart:

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