Empire Beauty School-Union in Union

Union, NJ

Empire Beauty School-Union offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 13.1% are women, and 86.9% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Empire Beauty School-Union is 15011$, that is above national average. 55% of full-time Empire Beauty School-Union students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $19,900, 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-Union 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-Union students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,739
$30,001 - $48,000$14,425
$48,001 - $75,000$16,515
$75,001 - $110,000$19,360

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 $2,875 per year and $34,500 in total.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


124 of Empire Beauty School-Union undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 63 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Empire Beauty School-Union number 107 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Jersey.

Students at Empire Beauty School-Union 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-Union.

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-Union graduation rate is above the national average.

55% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Empire Beauty School-Union 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 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 schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Empire Beauty School-Union is 14:1, that means that for every 14 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-Union 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-Union 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-Union 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 164 universities in New Jersey state. Empire Beauty School-Union is one of the few institutions in New Jersey 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 New Jersey state average data to help you compare.


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

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 131 students with 117820 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Empire Beauty School-Union

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Awful services

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Empire beauty school where to begin! Well I had many prior great experiences in the Paramus location getting cuts and blow outs. Then......I called and was told they don’t do extensions even though their website clearly has the pricing for it and clearly boats about being able to provide that service. However when I called Paramus Empire Beauty, they did not offer that service and referred me to try calling g one of of the other 2 offices. So I called union...So, during a straight to the point 5 min q&a type conversation at 10:45AM, two mornings prior to today's, that assured me they could do my hair (I needed full head of extensions put in) and they gave me an appointment time of later that evening for 5:30 at the Union, NJ location.When I got there I was completely ignored by staff for 45 mins who was ignorantly and loudly hollering and singing but long story short, ultimately, rudely and abruptly came right out and with complete insensitivity - and said "Oh honey we not doin your hair. Oh no, not today..." And just left me there confused to figure it out.One said, they don't even do hair on Monday's at all. It made no sense what were they doing there in the salon for?...to NOT do hair lol, then, they said they only take appointments- so when I told them I had an appointment they said oh wait - that's why - it's because they don't take appointments. They were all saying different reasons. So in a nut shell, empire beauty (union or any location so far) Didn't honor the appointment and said they don't actually make appointments and couldn't give me one good reason why they couldn't put extensions in although they advertise doing exactly that and knowing I drove 2 hours to get there on the direction of their staff member.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I love it there. I got a perm today from andres and hector. They were so sweet and did a great job. So very happy with my perm .The place is very clean and everybody are very kind . Thank u so much

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I was quoted one price but given a different price by the instructor. Mr.Jones came over tp close out my bill and told me I had to pay for style that was not given to me. I have natural hair and asked for my hair to be washed and twisted so i can let it dry. The student who billed me, billed for the wash and style. $7. The professor billed me for braids and twist. $30 . I had my hair twisted and a form of style. Not to have it stay in. I would recommend that you clarify the quote before you get in the chair.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I attended this school and I have to say overall I enjoy my experience. Every teacher is amazing amd hands on . The whole school is like a big family. They always have a helping hand in school or out of school . I'm glad I choose this school .

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1126 Morris Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +8009204593

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: empire.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

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Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

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