Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

(Rating 2.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis offers 9-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 6.7% are women, and 93.3% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis is 14244$, that is above national average. 55% of full-time Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $19,400, 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-Indianapolis 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-Indianapolis students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,553
$30,001 - $48,000$13,871
$48,001 - $75,000$17,124
$75,001 - $110,000$18,142

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 8 months) is $7,533 per year and $90,400 in total. Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist is the third largest program at Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis, and it takes a full-time student 5 months to complete. This one will cost $3,582 per year and $42,985 for the full completion.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


247 of Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 69 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis number 74 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Indiana.

Students at Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis 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

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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 Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis.

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-Indianapolis graduation rate is above the national average.

55% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis 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 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 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 Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis is 19:1, that means that for every 19 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-Indianapolis 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-Indianapolis 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-Indianapolis offers 9 programs in total: 6 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 33 universities in Marion county. Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis is one of the few institutions in Marion 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 Indiana state average data to help you compare.


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

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 252 students with 226432 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis

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Overall Rating:

5 stars because I left happy. I was seriously there all day. Somehow I was taken off the list after I signed in and didn't realize until I said something after waiting more than an hour. My daughter was getting a haircut so I was going to be waiting anyway. They figured out what happened and got me back pretty soon after. They also gave me my perm for free because of the trouble. The educators were friendly and seemed knowledgeable. For someone like me it was a very comfortable atmosphere. The student who was assigned to my hair, Susan was great. She did an amazing job and I will definitely go back and ask for her next time.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

If you are an aspiring beauty professional, this should be your absolute last choice when looking for a beauty school. Rules are changed daily, miscommunication is rampant, instructors are lackluster, disorganized, and incompetent. Pay the money and just go to Tricocci.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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My mother has a broken arm and shattered wrist due to a motorcycle accident and can't bend over the sink or tub at our home, so I told her to come here cause a simple hair wash and braid was cheap and because my cousin used to go to the school. My poor mother had a girl who was incredibly rough, her whole head is sore and red from the girl scrubbing and brushing her hair so hard she must have pulled out a bit of hair. There is no excuse to treat someone so roughly! Especially someone who is already in so much pain and just wanted to get her hair washed! There was another woman in there who got up out of her chair and pulled out her curlers and walked out because of the same reason! I will never allow any of my friends or family to come back to this horrible place! Teach your students how to treat customers!

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Overall Rating:

Get a haircut, wash and blow dry on the cheap! Many other services offered as well. Help a student get their hours for licensure and give them a try!

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Totally agree with the One-Star reviews below. I just had the exact experience. A moron named McKenzie was assigned to cut my hair. My hair is straight and just below my chin and very healthy. No reason at all that anyone with two hands couldn't give me a decent cut. But NNNNOOOOO. Moron McKenzie, who demonstrated that she has the brains of an ice cube, COULD NOT get two strands of hair the same length! Board straight hair, and she had to ask the "EDUCATOR" five times to show her how to clip the ends! Can you believe that? And she is to graduate next month! God help us. BUT, "EDUCATOR" (ha ha) couldn't do it either. Her name is Kara, and she kept pulling at the two sides of my hair trying to make them the same length by pulling on them! And her excuse for them being different lengths was that my hair was wet!! Which is wasn't Two blooming idiots, one an "EDUCATOR", (ha ha) couldn't even cut one inch off my collar length straight hair. Dumb and Dumber. McKenzie couldn't even talk, she just grunted. Stay away from these brainless, untalented dirty people.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 3810 E Southport 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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