Charleston Cosmetology Institute in Charleston

Charleston, SC

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Charleston Cosmetology Institute offers 12-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. 5.8% are women, and 94.2% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Charleston Cosmetology Institute is 14413$, that is above national average. 78% of full-time Charleston Cosmetology Institute students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $19,300, 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 Charleston Cosmetology Institute 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, Charleston Cosmetology Institute students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000--
$30,001 - $48,000$14,413
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist (the 2d largest program, lasting 5 months) is $3,771 per year and $45,250 in total. is the third largest program at Charleston Cosmetology Institute, and it takes a full-time student 5 months to complete. This one will cost $2,146 per year and $25,750 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 7 months length Special Education and Teaching, General will cost you $3,004 per year, $36,050 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


81 of Charleston Cosmetology Institute undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 47 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Charleston Cosmetology Institute number 89 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

Students at Charleston Cosmetology Institute awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal student loans.

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

Yellow Ribbon Program

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

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

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


Charleston Cosmetology Institute graduation rate is above the national average.

78% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Charleston Cosmetology Institute 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 consider 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 educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Charleston Cosmetology Institute is 10:1, that means that for every 10 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



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Charleston Cosmetology Institute 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 Charleston Cosmetology Institute 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 Main Campus

The campus located by 8484 Dorchester Road address in Charleston, South Carolina.


Main Campus 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 Charleston Cosmetology Institute with 10.52% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are aggravated assault, motor vehicle theft, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Charleston Cosmetology Institute 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 110 universities in South Carolina state. Charleston Cosmetology Institute is one of the few institutions in South Carolina 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 South Carolina state average data to help you compare.


Charleston Cosmetology Institute provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 101 students with 91250 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Charleston Cosmetology Institute

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Many of the students do exceptional work. Also, a student earned recognition as a 2017 Great Clips Scholarship winner!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Let me start off with the service. When I walked in the little white woman said they were not performing any more services for the day in spite the fact I was there before 3pm and their business hours were until 4pm on Saturday. The gentleman who was "in charge" walked by and he confirmed they were indeed still waxing. Then an average to slightly tall black woman came over to the counter placed a waiver of sorts on the counter for me to sign agreeing to the fact that my services would be performed by students and no liability etc. Nothing was explained she just said "sign this". Luckily I went to a cosmetology school so I knew the routine my point is about service. I went for an underarm wax. Prices for wax were "$10 & up". I asked specifically for the cost of my service. I was told $17. I work for for nail and wax salon where we charge $20 for an underarm wax by a licensed professional. The cost for the service sat a school should be for cost of materials right? I did not use $17 worth of product. Upon leaving i was greeted by the same black woman and i am now paying for my service and the price was now $18. I inquired about the difference (it's about principle) and the answer was "that's what he said." Then she scrambled to find a price list and point it out to me. I asked if I was indeed at a school to which she snatched my receipt off the machine for me to sign and said "yes". My aesthetician was kind and did her best to be thorough. I left with a decent underarm wax but the service at the front desk is something left to be desired. The prices are unreasonable for a school to charge.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I love this place they have me slaying always coming back here to get my hair done and prices are worth it👏🏾💯👏🏾💯

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I have gone to this school for years for my hair color and cuts. I have never had the same student twice process my hair, since this is a school and they are there to learn. I have a ton of hair and a lot of gray. I always walk out happy and never have any color bleeding. I get two to three colors each time. A color base low lights and high lights. I simply love the prices for these services have cost me several hundred per appt at reg salons. Everyone, especially the instructors are extremely nice and always fit me in. I have referred many friends as well. I highly recommend you give this cosmology school a try :)))

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I am so thankful for this school!! After moving to Charleston I looked at several schools that I wanted to attend before going to the Charleston Comsmetology Institute to do a walk through. They made me feel like a person rather than just another student so it my decision easy. Love the staff and educators and I'm glad I chose this school!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 8484 Dorchester Road


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +8435523670

Institution is active in current year: 1

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