Sierra College Of Beauty

Overview of Sierra College Of Beauty

Sierra College of Beauty is found in Merced, CA. Merced is a small city. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Certificate at Sierra College of Beauty.

Areas of Study

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

Sierra College of Beauty Selectivity

Admission to Sierra College of Beauty is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in.

Student Body

Students numbered 77 in 2007-2008 at the school. Sierra College of Beauty has a large minority student population. A very high share of students at the school are female.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Cosmetology is a 1600 hour course which takes approximately 12 months to complete for full time students. You learn the basics of hair, manicuring, pedicuring and facials. Cosmetology is designed to teach the basics to get you through Board. Full time students complete the class in approximately 12 months."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Sierra College of Beauty

Sierra College of Beauty
1340 W 18th St
Merced , CA 95340
General Phone: (209) 723-2989

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Sierra College of Beauty Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Beauty and Cosmetology93cosmetology, personal grooming

Number of programs and degrees for Sierra College of Beauty in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years721
Award of less than 1 academic year211

Sierra College of Beauty Student Body

In 2007-2008, Sierra College of Beauty had a total enrollment of 77 students (80 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 7%
Women 93%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 34%
Black 6%
Hispanic 50%
Asian 10%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 3%
20-21 10%
22-24 23%
25-29 32%
30-34 13%
35-39 6%
40-49 3%

Sierra College of Beauty Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 90 %
Part-Time 57 %

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

Item Percent
Graduating 90%
Transfer Out 8%

Sierra College of Beauty Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Sierra College of Beauty Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Sierra College of Beauty Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Sierra College of Beauty participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2064300)

Sierra College of Beauty Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

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Sierra College of Beauty Highlights

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What Sets Sierra College of Beauty Apart:

% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
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Top 1%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
Female % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Sierra College of Beauty Female % of student body
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Sierra College of Beauty Minority % of student body

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