Heritage Institute

Overview of Heritage Institute

Heritage is in Manassas, VA. Manassas is a large suburb. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Heritage issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

Fields of study in vogue at the school include beauty and cosmetology, therapy and counseling.

Heritage Selectivity

The school's open admission policy attracts a range of prospective students.

Student Body

Approximately 255 students study at the school (in 2007-2008). Heritage is a largely female school.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"HeritageƆs mission is to teach people to change their lives by preparing students for entry-level careers in the allied health,wellness,and beauty professions."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Heritage

Heritage Institute
8255 Shoppers Square
Manassas , VA 20111-2176
General Phone: (703) 334-2501

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Heritage Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Therapy and Counseling52massage therapy
Beauty and Cosmetology37cosmetology
Medical Support and Technology22allied health and medical assisting
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4health and fitness

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years412
Associate's degree743

Heritage Student Body

In 2007-2008, Heritage had a total enrollment of 255 students (450 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 17%
Hispanic 17%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 13%
20-21 16%
22-24 17%
25-29 22%
30-34 11%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 1%

Heritage Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %

Heritage Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Heritage Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Heritage participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2304500)

Heritage Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track39

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year3$40,4429$37,019
All faculty totalcalendar year3$40,4429$37,019

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Heritage Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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Heritage Highlights

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What Sets Heritage Apart:

% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 2%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Heritage % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Heritage Female % of student body
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Heritage Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus library

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