Empire Beauty School-Lancaster in Lancaster

Lancaster, PA

(Rating 2.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Empire Beauty School-Lancaster offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 8.2% are women, and 91.8% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Empire Beauty School-Lancaster is 13820$, that is at the level of national average. 62% of full-time Empire Beauty School-Lancaster students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $19,500, 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-Lancaster 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-Lancaster students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,167
$30,001 - $48,000$14,041
$48,001 - $75,000$16,977
$75,001 - $110,000$18,069

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


96 of Empire Beauty School-Lancaster undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 60 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Empire Beauty School-Lancaster number 272 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Empire Beauty School-Lancaster 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-Lancaster.

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-Lancaster graduation rate is above the national average.

62% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Empire Beauty School-Lancaster 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 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 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Empire Beauty School-Lancaster 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-Lancaster 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-Lancaster 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-Lancaster 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-Lancaster 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-Lancaster provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 99 students with 88814 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Empire Beauty School-Lancaster

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I hope this gets back to my hairstylist, her name was Racheal. But I went in today to take a "me" day and just enjoy my day off. I recently moved to Lancaster to study marketing at Millersville. I wanted a manicure and hair cut. I was very confident about what I wanted and showed her a picture. As she began cutting I started getting nervous because a lot was coming off, but I trusted her so I let her continue and kept silent. But when we finished I wanted to cry, it turned out way shorter than I had planned. (I have naturally curly hair so short hair can be a disaster sometimes) I wanted to hide from everyone who walked by me. But we continued with the nail service which was very relaxing and I'm glad I had my first manicure there. Something seemed odd and she was telling me she's had a rough day. But as we finished I hesitated and asked if she could straighten my hair, which she agreed to. I was hoping that straightening it would add some length. Once I seen it straightened I completely fell in love with it. But I realized she cut it short to perfectly remove the dead ends and bring life back into my hair. And she did it perfectly! I wanted to grow my hair out longer so I getting used to it being so short will take a bit but it'll be healthy now. I just want to give a big thank you to Racheal and the empire beauty school! I hope your day got better Racheal!

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I post have my orientation will that's was happened I am upset and mad I am hurt I have to keeping on with the Lord ...my husband is really sporting me go throw right now ... I post stat school on Monday .. it's a reason for it because her name is faith .... faith said I can't go my orientation and stat class because she say they don't not upsetting program activities I did prove I did graduation 12 ... my husband pay for it applications for my school I am upset about in empire beauty her name is faith... if you don't believe go out there see for yourself ... I am making throw this it's painful but god is going up me and my husband support ... faith god see everything what you did I forgive you and in empire beauty school... weep with sold 👼🙏☝💪😢😔

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Good prices, but I would only recommend a basic style and cut since the stylists are students and they are still learning.

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Great price and the student who did my pedicure was very gentle and took her time. Great experience.

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The student that they had doing my hair was professional,patient,and friendly. Overall I wouldn't recommend this place to get a full sew-in,they didn't really have many students available who were up for the challenge of a full sew-in.The teacher that oversees the students today was unprofessional,short,rude,and didn't go the extra mile to please me.Hopefully they have other teachers there who oversees the students with a much better attitude.Another reason why I learned to do my own hair.

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Location & Website

Address: 1801 Columbia Ave


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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