Award Beauty School in Hagerstown

Hagerstown, MD

(Rating 4 based on 5 reviews)
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Award Beauty School offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 25:1. 28.3% are women, and 71.7% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Award Beauty School is 14280$, that is above national average. 50% of full-time Award Beauty School students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $13,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

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 Award Beauty School 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, Award Beauty School students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,969
$30,001 - $48,000$14,928
$48,001 - $75,000$15,040
$75,001 - $110,000--

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Barbering/Barber (the 2d largest program, lasting 12 months) is $17,195 per year and $206,340 in total.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


442 of Award Beauty School undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 100 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Award Beauty School number 58 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maryland.

Students at Award Beauty School awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

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

Graduation Rate


Award Beauty School graduation rate is below the national average.

50% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Award Beauty School 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 indicator 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 picture. 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 schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Award Beauty School is 25:1, that means that for every 25 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.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Award Beauty School 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 Award Beauty School 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

Award Beauty School offers 6 programs in total: 6 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 98 universities in Maryland state. Award Beauty School is one of the few institutions in Maryland that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-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 Maryland state average data to help you compare.


Award Beauty School provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 221 students with 198900 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Award Beauty School

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Overall Rating:

So before I explain the 2 stars, I just would like to make this known that this is based on my personal experience at Award Beauty school, and may not be yours.I started Award beauty school in June of 2017, and it took me approximately 1 year and a month to graduate, and be a licensed barber. After diving into the industry, I’ve come to realize that schools are more so about pumping students through than the experience of being educated. I can honestly say, when I left, and was put into a shop, that is where I begun to “learn” how to cut hair. I honestly can’t blame that on the instructors either, the cuts just weren’t there at night school. I can also honestly say that after being there for a year, Award and most other barber schools should really consider a quarterly schedule to bring new students in, rather than pumping new students in every month after pressuring them by claiming there is a waitlist, and you can either start now or 8 months or so later. If you do that, it is less stressful on staff, and allows a better learning environment for everyone.The staff (teaching level) were great. Clay became a great friend of mine, and I still show him my progress time from time. Mrs. T was also amazing when it came to cosmetology tips. They don’t get enough credit, in my opinion.The main thing that really irks me about this place, is getting into a shop that literally everyone went to award beauty school, and hearing practically the same story as mine, and that they really didn’t start learning how to cut until they got into a shop, pressured into enrolling, etc etc. I guess that’s “how it is” is the main excuse in our industry...Another thing that irks me is that we had a theory part of the day, where you’d get into a classroom and learn the book part of everything, where the entire class would one by one read out loud parts of the chapter and then at the end of the week there would be a test. I personally couldn’t focus, so I actually stopped going midway through the year, and read the book myself, twice. I understand that is how some people learn, but that’s just some people. I cannot listen to people who cannot read, try to read, it’s not my thing.While my barber career is well on its way, I have $12,000 in loans from going to a school where I didn’t really learn anything but the absolute basics, and self taught myself everything in the book, and passed both state board tests with flying colors with one day of prep (for the practical). I essentially paid $12,000 plus interest for about $700 (not factoring in all the manikin heads I used) in barber tools, a couple of new friends, basic barbering skills (it was a bumpy anxiety filled road) and a book. It would’ve been nice to have some of that knocked off since I self taught myself practically everything that mattered, but that’s just business I guess.

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Overall Rating:

Nice beauty school good work done on my hair

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Overall Rating:

My short pixie cut was done here and I love it! Prices are excellent and it's almost just like going to a licensed beautician because, the instructors are hands on teaching the students. If you haven't been please go and give them the experience.

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Can't beat these PRICES! FOR A CUT IT'S ONLY $8 & includes wash! (shampoo/ conditioner) HIGHLIGHTS DONE W/CAP is $30 & to have HIGHLIGHTS DONE W/FOIL it's $40! I had a wonderful experience there the last time, so chances of going back for another cut, is a definite! But FYI, if your on a tight timed schedule, don't go! Must plan to possibly be there for more than an hour, even if it is something simple! THESE PEOPLE ARE LEARNING AND WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY GIVE YOU THE RESULTS OF WHAT YOU WANT! OH & ALSO A VERY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE!!

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I got a free haircut. I came in which Murray's pomade which destroys their hair cutting equipment they even had the solution to rinse it out it was all free. And normal haircuts are 5$ when there not free

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Location & Website

Address: 26 E Antietam St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +301459250913

Institution is active in current year: 1

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