Empire Beauty School-Matthews in Matthews

Matthews, NC

(Rating 4.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Empire Beauty School-Matthews offers 4-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 1 high safety campus. 6.3% are women, and 93.8% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Empire Beauty School-Matthews is 13857$, that is at the level of national average. 49% of full-time Empire Beauty School-Matthews students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $17,300, 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-Matthews 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-Matthews students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,285
$30,001 - $48,000$13,935
$48,001 - $75,000$14,476
$75,001 - $110,000$17,871

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


105 of Empire Beauty School-Matthews undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 82 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Empire Beauty School-Matthews number 158 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Carolina.

Students at Empire Beauty School-Matthews 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.

Graduation Rate


Empire Beauty School-Matthews graduation rate is below the national average.

49% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Empire Beauty School-Matthews 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-Matthews is 16:1, that means that for every 16 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-Matthews 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-Matthews 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 - Matthews, NC

The campus located by 11032 E Independence Blvd address in Matthews, North Carolina.


Empire Beauty School - Matthews, NC 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-Matthews with 1.3% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Empire Beauty School - Matthews, NC is motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Empire Beauty School-Matthews offers 4 programs in total: 3 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 1 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 24 universities in Mecklenburg county. Empire Beauty School-Matthews is one of the few institutions in Mecklenburg 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 North Carolina state average data to help you compare.


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

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 94 students with 84771 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Empire Beauty School-Matthews

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I love my experience here. I have met 3 stylist I love to see. Whether they are doing my hair or not they still say hey or ask how Im doing. I love the prices. You cant beat it. I dont have a personal hair stylist so meeting these students and trusting them to do my hair is awesome.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

An Unsupervised Daycare!My daughters and I have visited many other beauty schools in the past, but wanted to try this school because it's close to my new home. So, I visited Empire Beauty School in Charlotte for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and this place was like an unsupervised daycare! I have never felt the need to write a review, until I visited this place.The students were running rampant, several of them were huddled up in a small group, talking and laughing very loudly, practicing dance moves, like they were in a nightclub.Others were huddled up near their work stations, gossiping about other students, and making negative comments about one of the patrons who had just had their hair done at the school. The so-called floor supervisor (short, round, African American woman) mostly stayed in the back of the building, and made an appearance on the floor, about once every hour.She (the supervisor) stopped by my chair to glance at my hair only once in the 2.5 hours while I was there, and she really didn’t check to see what the student was doing, she just asked the student, how is it going? Then walked on by, which very disappointing.The student who butchered my hair, acted like she was mad at the world and didn’t want to talk, except to another immature student who stood next to her with an iPhone, making fun of people on Facebook, and of course, this was going on while the girl was attempting to style my hair.I would only trust the students with a simple wash and trim, but no application of any chemicals at all, most of them are obviously not trained properly to do this. It’s sad to think that some of the students are going to actually work in a real beauty salon. I already feel sorry for the salon owners who will have to babysit these incompetent, immature children!And for the so-called supervisor, she needs to do the job she’s being paid for, put down that bag of potato chips, and get her lazy butt out on the floor, and actually supervise!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This Empire is the ONLY location here in Charlotte that I trust to do a great service. I've been coming here since 2014 and every time (except for once) I've had a great experience.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I got my hair cut a undercut its cost 9 bucks! Of course washed and blow out. My hair dresser name is Taylor Floyd. She was great! She was super nice and if she didn't feel comfortable about something she asked her teacher before doing it which made me trust her more. But when I tell you she slayed my hair honey I went in looking like a who did it and when to walking out feeling like a new person!! ♡♡♡♡ I will be seeing her again. Thinking bout a color and maybe my eye brows did!! ThAnks Taylor keep up the good work doll! €♡♡♡♡

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I got a haircut and color. I think they did a great job. They were very professional. I loved my hair.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 11032 E Independance Blvd


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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