Carsten Institute

Overview of Carsten Institute

Carsten Institute is located in Tempe, AZ (a medium-sized city). The school is a private, for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Carsten Institute is the Certificate.

Areas of Study

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

Carsten Institute Selectivity

Carsten Institute is an open-admission school.

Student Body

The school had 142 enrolled students in 2007-2008. A very high share of students at Carsten Institute are female.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"To strive for excellence in education by creating an environment of trust and respect, instilling a desire to achieve personal and professional goals, nurturing a continuous desire for knowledge and the creativity to dream. By presenting the student with the basic knowledge needed in the field of cosmetology, providing them with the opportunity to learn technical, communication, and servicing skills, and preparing them to successfully complete the State Board of Cosmetology requirements to practice and exhibit the professionalism necessary to gain and maintain employment."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Carsten Institute

Carsten Institute
3345 S Rural Rd
Tempe , AZ 85282
General Phone: (480) 491-0449

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Carsten Institute Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Beauty and Cosmetology92cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, cosmetoloty instructor

Number of programs and degrees for Carsten Institute in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years621
Award of less than 1 academic year302

Carsten Institute Student Body

In 2007-2008, Carsten Institute had a total enrollment of 142 students (156 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 1%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 2%
American Indian 5%
Unknown 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 29%
20-21 27%
22-24 20%
25-29 14%
30-34 3%
35-39 4%
40-49 1%

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


Carsten Institute Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %

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

Item Percent
Graduating 80%

Carsten Institute Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Carsten Institute Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Carsten Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3097800)

Carsten Institute Degree Programs (2007)

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

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Carsten Institute Highlights

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What Sets Carsten Institute Apart:

% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
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Female % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Carsten Institute Female % of student body

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