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.
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.
All qualified applicants are admitted as the school offers open admission.
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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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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