Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg in Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA

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Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 6.5% are women, and 93.5% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg is 13921$, that is at the level of national average. 54% of full-time Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $21,000, 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 Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg 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, Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,481
$30,001 - $48,000$14,351
$48,001 - $75,000$15,680
$75,001 - $110,000$18,352

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor (the 2d largest program, lasting 5 months) is $3,250 per year and $39,000 in total.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


134 of Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 62 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg number 249 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial 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

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and 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 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 Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg.

Weekend/evening college

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

Graduation Rate


Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg graduation rate is above the national average.

54% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg 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 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 schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg is 17:1, that means that for every 17 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 Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg 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 Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg 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

Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg offers 6 programs in total: 3 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 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 144 students with 129181 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

To any up and coming cosmetology students. I was enrolled in the Harrisburg Empire Beauty School program. I am writing this review to inform any individual who is looking to attend here. Let my mistake be a lesson to all of you. Unfortunately, throughout my time at empire which was a little over a month time frame. I had decided it was not for me. For the many reason of doing hair was fun on me but not doing it Day in and day out on someone else. I was neglected to be informed that I’d be placed into collections for a few THOUSAND dollars while I am currently still at a university in a full time program. I went to the school to inform them that even though they accept financial aid like every other university why they don’t have the same regulations of helping young adults that are still in college wait to pay their money 6 months after the student graduates. I was told by the finance department “You owe Empire money and they are owed this amount.” Empire does not care for people getting ahead. They care about staying afloat. I’m not going to sit here and say the other negative things about the institution, particularly Harrisburg, because it comes with the territory of the location. But I will say BE WISE when you make your decision to attend here because it is A LOT of money for a 9 month program and for a career you may not do your entire life.

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Overall Rating:

they will double book clients i had my appointment for today gonna just give my appointment to someone else what kinda service is that cancel my appointment give it to someone else no consideration for me than the person they gave my appointment dont even show up she calls that she will be late im always early for my appointment not very reliable for customers at all

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Overall Rating:

Great students, great prices.

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Overall Rating:

Love this place I'm glad my daughters pick this place there doing well at school and get amazing grades

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Overall Rating:

The staff and hairdressers are very friendly, I just noticed that the senior hairdresser I came across to doesnt look like he is a senior, looks like he is still a student, but he tried his best and friendly.

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Location & Website

Address: 3941 Jonestown Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +8009204593

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: empire.edu

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