Buchanan Beauty College

Overview of Buchanan Beauty College

Buchanan can be found in Shelbyville, TN (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a private, for-profit institution. The Certificate is the highest degree at Buchanan.

Areas of Study

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The most common majors at Buchanan are in beauty and cosmetology.

Buchanan Selectivity

The school is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 37 students were enrolled in Buchanan. A very high share of students at the school are female.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The college mission is to provide a program of study for students in the fields of general cosmetology, esthetics, nail care technology, natural hair and senior instructor training. The college challenges the student to develop his/her potential and to provide the basic skills necessary to pass the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology for their prospective fields of study."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Buchanan

Buchanan Beauty College
925 Sevier St
Shelbyville , TN 37160
General Phone: (931) 684-4080

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Buchanan Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Beauty and Cosmetology19cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years171
Award of less than 1 academic year23

Buchanan Student Body

In 2007-2008, Buchanan had a total enrollment of 37 students (34 full-time equivalent).

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 16%
20-21 8%
22-24 24%
25-29 24%
30-34 5%
35-39 14%
40-49 3%

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


Buchanan Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 67 %

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

Item Percent
Graduating 67%
Transfer Out 2%

Buchanan Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Buchanan Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Buchanan participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3930300)

Buchanan Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

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Buchanan Highlights

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What Sets Buchanan Apart:

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Female % of student body
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