Career Academy of Hair Design in Springdale

Springdale, AR

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Career Academy of Hair Design offers 12-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 1 high safety campus. 4.2% are women, and 95.8% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Career Academy of Hair Design is 14054$, that is above national average. 42% of full-time Career Academy of Hair Design students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of 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 Career Academy of Hair Design 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, Career Academy of Hair Design students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,711
$30,001 - $48,000$13,995
$48,001 - $75,000$16,047
$75,001 - $110,000$17,737

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist (the 2d largest program, lasting 4 months) is $2,535 per year and $30,420 in total. is the third largest program at Career Academy of Hair Design, and it takes a full-time student 4 months to complete. This one will cost $2,535 per year and $30,420 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 4 months length Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor will cost you $2,000 per year, $24,000 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


272 of Career Academy of Hair Design undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 55 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Career Academy of Hair Design number 57 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Arkansas.

Students at Career Academy of Hair Design awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

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

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Tuition payment plan

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.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Career Academy of Hair Design.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Career Academy of Hair Design graduation rate is below the national average.

42% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Career Academy of Hair Design 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 an extensive 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 educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Career Academy of Hair Design is 11:1, that means that for every 11 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 Career Academy of Hair Design 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 Career Academy of Hair Design and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Career Academy of Hair Design

The campus located by 346 E Robinson Ave address in Springdale, Arkansas.


Career Academy of Hair Design in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Career Academy of Hair Design with 0.29% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Career Academy of Hair Design is aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Career Academy of Hair Design offers 12 programs in total: 9 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 89 universities in Arkansas state. Career Academy of Hair Design is one of the few institutions in Arkansas 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 Arkansas state average data to help you compare.


Career Academy of Hair Design provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 247 students with 222131 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Career Academy of Hair Design

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

BACKGROUND: I have been getting facial microdermabrasion here for nearly five years now, and equivalent treatments at commercial salons my entire adult life. I was an enthusiastic fan of this Career Academy location. (Keep in mind, my experience may not be typical.) However, following an extremely negative experience yesterday, I can no longer recommend receiving services here. Bruising during a microderm is rare, however, I have developed bruises in the exact same shape and pattern as the device. When I expressed during treatment that I was experiencing pain, rather than just discomfort, the student became defensive, as did the instructor I requested to talk to. At no point did anyone apologise, and I expect any response to this review will be met with the typical non-apology ‘we’re sorry you feel that way’. Places like this are usually a good value for those who cannot or do not wish to spend ten times the amount beauty schools charge for these services. Things can and do go wrong, even in ‘the real world’. I was in no way rude to anyone during my visit. However, the student assigned to my service was obvs very unskilled. This was a fabulous teaching moment-but I doubt it was seen as such. Instead, the onus was likely placed on me. Again, were this my first time here, my first time with micro, or even my first time dealing with people, I’d shrug and move on. However, I know better. Just go into this with your eyes wide open. You’re paying $30 for something that costs $150 or more in a salon. You get what you pay for.

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Overall Rating:

Worst school you could attend. Don’t go to any of the career academy’s if you’re planning on attending cosmetology school. They staff and instructors have made plenty of the students drop out with how much disrespect is given. None of the instructors, nor the owner, know what respect is. While I was going here I was brought into the office for doing one little wrong thing and then the instructors, Michelle and Becca, had told me I didn’t know how to do anything. They had ended up suspending me from their school for a week, for telling them that all they were doing was being disrespectful to all the students. I was attending cosmo school the same time I was also going to high school and by being suspended from cosmetology almost made me also not able to graduate from high school because of the instructors. If anyone is looking for a cosmetology school in the NWA area, there is Paul Mitchell in Fayetteville, Arkansas! The students are treated much better there!

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Overall Rating:

I had a great experience during the time I was a student. I am so grateful for the knowledge I gain and everyone made me feel like I was at home learning I always had someone there with every step of the way. Thank you career academy for everything you have done for me

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It was so sad to know that they are a scam. So many wonderful students wanting to learn their dream job just for them to teach them the MINIMUM!? Do better. I don’t recommend supporting this scam.

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As a former student, I would not recommend this school to anyone. They teach what they have to to get their money and get you out and nothing more. Even when there aren’t clients and the instructors are standing around talking, generally if you asked to learn a new technique it was “we can’t today” “we might get busy” etc. After being there a year+, you naturally might get bored doing the same haircut and color and flat iron on your manikin to fill up the stamp sheet. It would be appreciated if someone would let us practice on a REAL STUDENT without calling it a “service” when it’s something non-chemical. Manikin hair is not the same as real hair, and you can only learn so much with it. The only reason I didn’t give a 1 star is because of two instructors who cared enough to teach us.

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Location & Website

Address: 346 E. Robinson Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +4797566060

Institution is active in current year: 1

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