Western Beauty Institute

Overview of Western Beauty Institute

Western Beauty Institute is in a large city, in Panorama City, CA. The school is classified as a private, for-profit college. Students at Western Beauty Institute earn degrees up to the Certificate.

Areas of Study

Students and faculty are generally focused on one of the school's main fields of study. The most common major fields study at Western Beauty Institute include beauty and cosmetology.

Western Beauty Institute Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as the school offers open admission.

Student Body

Western Beauty Institute, in 2007-2008, had 780 students (1,184 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at the school are minorities. The student body at Western Beauty Institute is essentially female.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"At WESTERN BEAUTY INSTITUTE, our primary objective is to offer training that prepares each student in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Board of Barbering/Cosmetology Exams. In the process, our secondary objective is to maximize the development and personal growth of each student as a total person, to help each student discover his/her potential, and ultimately function as a cosmetology entrepreneur and/or future teacher. Our prime vocational objective is to train and produce graduates with sufficient knowledge to seek and find employment. Every student should thus be able to function effectively in one of the many specialty areas such as: Hair Stylist, Barber, Hair Colorist, Manicurist, Make-up Artist,Beauty Salon or Barber Salon Operator. Normal progression should move him or her to positions such as Beauty Salon Manager, Beauty Salon or Barber Salon Owner, Cosmetology or Barber Instructor, Supervisor, Director or School Owner."

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Contacting Western Beauty Institute

Western Beauty Institute
8700 Van Nuys Blvd
Panorama City , CA 91402
General Phone: (818) 894-9550

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Western Beauty Institute Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Beauty and Cosmetology370cosmetology, barber, aesthetician and skin care

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years3252
Award of less than 1 academic year451

Western Beauty Institute Student Body

In 2007-2008, Western Beauty Institute had a total enrollment of 780 students (1,184 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 20%
Black 10%
Hispanic 68%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 19%
20-21 14%
22-24 15%
25-29 15%
30-34 12%
35-39 9%
40-49 12%
50-64 3%

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


Western Beauty Institute Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %

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

Item Percent
Graduating 68%

Western Beauty Institute Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Los Angeles, 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.

Western Beauty Institute Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Western Beauty Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 722900)

Western Beauty Institute Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

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Western Beauty Institute Highlights

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What Sets Western Beauty Institute Apart:

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Minority % of student body
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