Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley in Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ

(Rating 2.4 based on 5 reviews)
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Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 14.3% are women, and 85.7% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley is 12407$, that is at the level of national average. 64% of full-time Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $17,800, 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-Paradise Valley 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-Paradise Valley students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$10,922
$30,001 - $48,000$10,293
$48,001 - $75,000$15,938
$75,001 - $110,000$16,188

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 $2,292 per year and $27,500 in total.


Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

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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-Paradise Valley.

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-Paradise Valley graduation rate is above the national average.

64% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley is 10:1, that means that for every 10 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.

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Students enrollment in distance education


In Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley 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-Paradise Valley 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-Paradise Valley 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 92 universities in Maricopa county. Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley is one of the few institutions in Maricopa 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 Arizona state average data to help you compare.


Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 47 students with 42667 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Empire Beauty School-Paradise Valley

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I went in to get my hair washed and colored. I also had a weaved in ponytail. The would not help me take my ponytail out. Another lady that was there had just got her hair done helped me take the ponytail out outside. I will not be going back to that school. Bad customer service.

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Went to get braids put in in time for my birthday called ahead of time made the appointment for the life of me do not understand why the booked me w someone who has time restrictions and possibly wouldn't have been able to finish my hair. End of day told teacher Mrs. A no fault of the student but I will not be able to come back to get my hair done because my work schedule and reason I booked today was charged for full service. Called left a voice mail for director Ms. DOREA bo return calls. Called again spoke to Jennifer (who I love btw) she apologized cause she knows me and my daughter come often. Finally spoke to Ms. DOREA who offered when I can come to return to get my hair finished. That is not a offer for something I paid would rather have my money back vs u saying next 2 appointments on us and tried to justify Mrs. A charging me full service for something not completed. I am so disappointed in this service I will not return which is sad because I loved coming here since I moved to arizona

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As a current student of Empire Beauty School, i I have learned a lot already. It's like a tiny family that support each other and push each other to grow.

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My name is Raven, and as a current student and vice president of the student council, I think we have really gotten far from when I first started. Students and staff are very competent and talented. We are a school, so there always is room for improvement, but I feel I am well educated by my instructors, and everyone is definitely very compassionate. Our director is definitely getting things done that needs to be done. New paint, clean and waxed floors, we even have new vending machines! Over all, I am very proud to call myself an empire student!

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I got highlights at this location and terrible is the nicest way to describe it. My hair is completely ruined, and now I have to spend a lot of money to get the color corrected. The highlights themselves are bad (and brassy), but there’s also random patches of orange, mostly on the back of my head. Obviously, the student didn’t have adequate supervision. They also didn’t have the correct foils so they had to use an alternative. I requested a refund but they said that they can’t do refunds, that they can only fix it. When I asked how they would fix it, the woman said they would lighten it more, and that it might be MORE orange after. I would rather shave my head than let anyone at this school touch my hair again.

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Location & Website

Address: 12827 N Tatum Blvd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +

Institution is active in current year: 3

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