Headlines Academy Inc in Rapid City

Rapid City, SD

(Rating 4.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Headlines Academy Inc offers 12-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 3% are women, and 97% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Headlines Academy Inc is 9187$, that is at the level of national average. 58% of full-time Headlines Academy Inc students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $16,000, 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 Headlines Academy Inc 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, Headlines Academy Inc students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,259
$30,001 - $48,000$8,969
$48,001 - $75,000$12,870
$75,001 - $110,000$12,453

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage (the 2d largest program, lasting 6 months) is $5,388 per year and $64,650 in total. Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist is the third largest program at Headlines Academy Inc, and it takes a full-time student 6 months to complete. This one will cost $4,300 per year and $51,600 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 3 months length will cost you $1,075 per year, $12,900 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


62 of Headlines Academy Inc undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 46 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Headlines Academy Inc number 25 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Dakota.

Students at Headlines Academy Inc 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

Yellow Ribbon Program

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


Headlines Academy Inc graduation rate is above the national average.

58% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Headlines Academy Inc 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 take into consideration 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 schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Headlines Academy Inc 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.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Headlines Academy Inc 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 Headlines Academy Inc 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

Headlines Academy Inc offers 12 programs in total: 9 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 31 universities in South Dakota state. Headlines Academy Inc is one of the few institutions in South Dakota 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 South Dakota state average data to help you compare.


Headlines Academy Inc provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 136 students with 122712 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Headlines Academy Inc

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Overall Rating:

The ladies who did mine and my coworker’s nails were so nice and had us laughing the whole time. The reason I’m giving a one star is because we thought we were paying around $30 for our nails. When we went up front we were told our totals were over $50 each because the polish we had on was gel and an extra $25. We were told it was $5 at the beginning of our appointment and I guess it didn’t matter that we werent aware of the price difference because we still had to pay the $52. This was this morning and tonight my nails have air bubbles in the $25 gel polish that i had to pay for. Tomorrow I’m going to a nail salon and have them removed and fork over another $50+ (: We had gone to headlines because it was supposed to be a little less expensive and ended up paying more than what we would’ve paid at a nail salon. This still hasn’t sat well with me or my coworker.

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I am very pleased with the services I recieve from Headlines Academy. Prices are extremely affordable, and students are closely supervised and supported. I recently had a massage and it was wonderful. I have my hair colored, cut, and styled, for about a $50.00 cost which an amazing price. I have pedicures and manicures and nails applied and the quality is exceptional. Knowing that this is a beauty college, there are times when students are slower than a commercial salon but I view that as a plus because they are supervised and cautious to do a great job. I highly recommend Headlines Academy for hair, nails, and massages. If I decide on their other services, I am sure the same high quality would be provided.

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Overall Rating:

Perfect massage at a Perfect Price! Where else can you get an hour massage for just $35? It doesn't feel like a teaching school but more like a huge salon with lots of services offered. You can't go wrong here. They ask you what type of pressure you would like, if the bed is warm enough, and which areas you need work on. I highly recommend Kat in particular.

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Headlines is my go to place for all my beauty and massage needs. The staff is super friendly and welcoming, the students are amazing and I have never been disappointed. Prices are great as well!

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I went in today for an eyebrow wax and Soph did an amazing job! She's an absolute gem and I know she will do great things after graduation! Make sure you get in quick, she graduates at the end of April!

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Location & Website

Address: 333 Omaha St. Suite 7

Place: Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +60534842470

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: headlinesacademy.com

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