Empire Beauty School-Maine in Portland

Portland, ME

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Empire Beauty School-Maine offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. 3.5% are women, and 96.5% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Empire Beauty School-Maine is 13059$, that is at the level of national average. 53% of full-time Empire Beauty School-Maine students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $16,900, 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-Maine 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-Maine students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,226
$30,001 - $48,000$12,979
$48,001 - $75,000$15,010
$75,001 - $110,000$16,906

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 $5,533 per year and $66,400 in total.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


281 of Empire Beauty School-Maine undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 71 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Empire Beauty School-Maine number 29 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maine.

Students at Empire Beauty School-Maine 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-Maine.

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-Maine graduation rate is above the national average.

53% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Empire Beauty School-Maine 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Empire Beauty School-Maine is 13:1, that means that for every 13 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-Maine 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-Maine 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 Empire Beauty School, Portland ME

The campus located by 319 Marginal Way address in Portland, Maine.


Empire Beauty School, Portland ME 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 Empire Beauty School-Maine with 0.34% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Empire Beauty School, Portland ME is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Empire Beauty School-Maine offers 6 programs in total: 6 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 41 universities in Maine state. Empire Beauty School-Maine is one of the few institutions in Maine that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-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 Maine state average data to help you compare.


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

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 277 students with 249330 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Empire Beauty School-Maine

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I been getting my hair cut there for 5 years you should visit there.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Been coming for years, it's a great price and provides an opportunity for artists to learn and grow in a positive space. If you're a perfectionist then go somewhere fancy. If you want to help people learn (with supervision) at a great price then look no further.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Ordered real hair extensions almost 2 wks ago over $450 worth & Nicole has been doing my hair for 3 1/2 hrs she's absolutely wonderful !! So polite & doing such an amazing job !! I'd recommend the Empire beauty school to anyone & everyone . Totally worth it & all the girls are so nice . Thanks u so much

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

DO NOT GO HERE!!!!! I get their students but the teachers are idiots. They did my "facial" In the middle of the salon under florescent lights with people walking around. The lady doing my facial was talking to other people going on her phone while I laid there with gunk on my face. I then was supposed to get my nails done. She didn't even take all the nail polish had on my nails off before she started painting them!!!! The teachers were completely oblivious and couldn't care less. I think thats why their "teaching" at empire instead of being actual stylists. Seriously dont waste your time. Even calling to try to make an appointment the idiot on the phone doesn't know what services they offer and then yells across the salon on the phone, than the teacher yells back!!!! Worst place to go ever. Go to Spatech in westbrook, or Cosmotech in westbrook. They are actually taught to be professionals.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

They are very welcoming and nice. I did deep conditioning and flat iron before and they were excellent. I tried to get hair color and the girl basically didn't know what she was doing but she was a new student so can't blam her. Overall I will go there again because of the price and the welcoming environment.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 319 Marginal Way


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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