Empire Beauty School-Indianapolis in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

(Rating 3.8 based on 5 reviews)

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 an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account 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 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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Lack of color choices for polish. The person who painted my nails left them streaky and there are bubbles in the clear coat. HOWEVER Kelsey swooped in and gave a great pedicure. Very personable & friendly.Front desk staff was very brisk & not as friendly as one should be for customer service.

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The 2 instructors kept telling my girl something diff then the other one now I am a red q tip with purple in my hair. Never will I go back I changed mine from a 1 to a 5. I went back tonight and ms Penny and , Nowah (hope name spelled right) fixed my hair tonight they did a great job. Way to go Night team. Night Crew ROCKS. Thank you.

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Recently had a pedicure and eyebrow wax done here. I have to say the front of house/ costumer service was AWFUL, the pedicure was not good but the eyebrow wax was amazing. I'm hesitant to give it four stars but i really was impressed with the esthetics side of it.The women at the front desk acted like i was interrupting their gossip by walking in. They were just rude and catty. When i was leaving a woman brought her son in to get a haircut but it was too late. Apparently they didn't like the sound of the little boy's voice and actually made fun of him. Their behavior was disgusting.The woman who gave me a pedicure did a sloppy and careless job. There were several sanitation concerns and overall it was just a crappy pedicure. The worst part was that she told me she doesn't like feet but had to do it to pass. Who says that to a client???The esthetics was amazing, though. The room was dim and relaxing. Everyone was polite and just nice. The instructor stopped in to help and answer question. A friend of mine also got a body scrub and loved it. It was the end of the day so they were cleaning up as i was almost finished and i heard people thanking each other for cleaning and being courteous to one another. Five stars all around for that area. Too bad the other side couldn't have been more like that.

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I had the sugar body scrub by Emily, and she was fantastic. Super nice and very talented. I feel amazing and super relaxed!

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Don't attend Empire Beauty School if you aren't prepared for petty, nonstop drama and bullying, fighting and stealing. The school teachers and admins at this location do not care that students are being bullied and do nothing to stop it, items are stollen between students and client's. The drama and atmosphere there is worse than middle school. There is not a standard that is upheld in that school, with all of that, it's hard to want to be there or feel safe there.The admins there only care about having people coming to that school, and paying their tuition. You are not cared about in this school, you're just a disposable source of income for them. If you can handle all of that, by all means, apply and attend this school...but I would HIGHLY suggest spending your time, efforts,talents and saving your mental health by going to another beauty school to obtain your Cosmo license.

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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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