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Empire Beauty Schools


Founded in 1934 and headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Empire Beauty Schools has a long history of providing cosmetology education in the United States. In 2007, Empire consolidated its 37 schools with 51 cosmetology schools run by Regis Corporation in order to form a the entity known as Empire Education Group. Since then, the company has expanded even further, with campus locations in many states. The schools provide hands-on training in cosmetology, makeup artistry and esthetics. Graduates are awarded with a Certified Learning in Cosmetology (CLIC) certificate.

Empire Beauty Schools are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences.

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Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, And Nail Instructor
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Points of Distinction

  • Locations in more than 20 states
  • Hands-on beauty training
  • Flexible full-time and part-time programs


Empire Beauty School instructors are seasoned educators who impart their practical knowledge to the students that they teach. Instructors are all Certified Learning in Cosmetology (CLIC) Educators. Faculty members provide students with hands-on instruction, using mannequins, textbooks and special tools that all work together. Digital teaching aids, such as Whiteboard and digital textbooks, are used at each location. Since the school educates more than 15,000 students annually, faculty members have the ability to tap in to a large network of industry professionals to keep current on industry trends and training techniques.

Student Life

Every Empire Beauty School is fully equipped with a salon where students will hone their skills on real-life clients. Facilities include salon-standard equipment and use professional products. Individual Professional Student Kits give students access to high-end professional tools including shears, texture shears, blow-dryers, clippers, brushes, irons, and mannequins. Empire provides students with licensing assistance in their state of residence. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Enrolled students are required to commute since no student housing is available.


  1. Home Page, Empire Beauty Schools, http://www.empire.edu/
  2. About Us, Empire Beauty Schools, http://www.empire.edu/about-us
  3. Why Empire, Empire Beauty Schools, http://www.empire.edu/why-empire
  4. Beauty Programs, Empire Beauty Schools, http://www.empire.edu/programs
  5. Corporate Overview, Empire Beauty Schools, http://www.empire.edu/corporate-overview

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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