American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines in Des Moines

Des Moines, IA

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American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines offers 9-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1. 84.8% are women, and 15.2% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines is 12988$, that is at the level of national average. 77% of full-time American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,130
$30,001 - $48,000$14,856
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000$16,268

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


20 of American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 59 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines number 82 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Iowa.

Students at American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal student loans.

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Graduation Rate


American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines graduation rate is above the national average.

77% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines is 7:1, that means that for every 7 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

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Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines offers 9 programs in total: 3 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 3 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 92 universities in Iowa state. American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines is one of the few institutions in Iowa that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Iowa state average data to help you compare.


American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 18 students with 30621 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines

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Got there at 4:30pm on the dot and they advised were only taking haircuts until 4:30pm. I got off work early to get there in time. Been coming there for 50 years but will no longer be doing business with you. I've been settling for substandard haircuts too long. Found a new barber that does a quality cut and treats me respectfully.

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I went in with a haircut that I absolutely hated and even worse Ihad tried to "fix it" myself. To be honest it had been a long time since I actually loved my hair. I decided to give this a shot because I knew they have instructors right there to assist and figured they would be more likely to be familiar with current trends. I was so not disappointed. Not only did Mackenzie fix my mess even better than I had hoped he gave me product and styling advice and low and behold today I actually like me hair! Even better I have gotten several compliments on it! Thank you for saving me from cutting it all off!!!!

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I have gotten my haircut here for a few years and in general the place is what you expect. They are students that are providing haircuts to learn. Expect it to take longer than great clips, could be up to 60 minutes in the chair. They do have professors that check their work and I have never left feeling unsatisfied. The balance to time of course is price and these are cheap, Tuesday is half priced cuts and very busy along with Saturday. I recommend finding a student you like and going back to them each time. I have heard grumblings from the students that the owners are not the best leaders, remember this is for-profit school and they are the only facility in the Metro to get an education at. Im sure the students feel there are improvements to be made by the owners and I feel the owners could invest in the facility to modernize it/ clean it up.

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I've never reviewed before but what happened yesterday has had an affect. My grandson and I went in for haircuts. Seemed a good place, nice people etc. Then it came time to pay and one of the instructors, a Mexican woman, checked me out and charged me what should have been for 2 haircuts but turned out to be over $40. I asked her why so much??? She said that my grandson's cutter used a flat iron on his hair. What?!?!? No one said anything to me about a flat iron. We just wanted haircuts. I felt cheated out of $20. She didn't care. Just took my money. I'm just saying, don't be cheated like I was. By the way, we were very happy with the haircuts ( as expensive as they were).

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Great experience! Guy cutting my hair was very detailed with my fade and looks great at an affordable price! Will be going back.

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Location & Website

Address: 603 E Sixth St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +5152440971

Institution is active in current year: 1

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