Independence College of Cosmetology in Independence

Independence, MO

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Independence College of Cosmetology offers 9-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1. 5.6% are women, and 94.4% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Independence College of Cosmetology is 13055$, that is at the level of national average. 61% of full-time Independence College of Cosmetology students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $18,900, 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 Independence College of Cosmetology 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, Independence College of Cosmetology students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,072
$30,001 - $48,000$12,883
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist (the 2d largest program, lasting 11 months) is $15,996 per year and $191,950 in total. Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor is the third largest program at Independence College of Cosmetology, and it takes a full-time student 4 months to complete. This one will cost $333 per year and $4,000 for the full completion.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


53 of Independence College of Cosmetology undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 74 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Independence College of Cosmetology number 150 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Missouri.

Students at Independence College of Cosmetology 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

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or 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


Independence College of Cosmetology graduation rate is above the national average.

61% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Independence College of Cosmetology 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 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 educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Independence College of Cosmetology is 7:1, that means that for every 7 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 Independence College of Cosmetology 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 Independence College of Cosmetology 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

Independence College of Cosmetology offers 9 programs in total: 6 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 28 universities in Jackson county. Independence College of Cosmetology is one of the few institutions in Jackson 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 Missouri state average data to help you compare.


Independence College of Cosmetology provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 71 students with 63996 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Independence College of Cosmetology

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I came in on 3/15/2019 for a tight spiral perm I sit 2 in a half hours getting it rolled,the lady that was supposed to do my hair had to have help she clearly didn’t know what she was doing she rolled up big amounts of hair in these small curling rods and left hair strands out!!! she then ups and leaves and leaves two different men doing my hair I paid 83$ and 5 dollar tip to both helpers I then leave to go home and next day I take a shower absolutely no curls I am very disappointed in these servisces!!! UPDATE!!!! I was contacted from the cosmetology for a redo plus a haircut and some protein for my hair I am at my first appointment and will follow up!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I went there for school and all the time got my hair done, waxes and tented my eyebrows. Loved it, everyone was so kind and helpful they are highly recommended In my book.

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I called and made 3 appointments for my 2 daughters and myself manicures and a pedicure they called me and cancelled all 3 of the appointments 2 hours before the appointment. Not very happy we won't be going there ever.

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I went there for highlights and a haircut. Spent 2 hours getting my hair washed and combed and another hour getting highlights. The highlights were way uneven on each side and there no highlights in the back of my hair. Went back the next day to have them fix it. The girl put so much bleach in my hair it was leaking out of the foils. After she washed my hair she told me they could not blow dry my hair because it was not incuded in todays services, so i left in the freezing cold with wet hair, went home and blow dryed and my hair was falling out in clumps. The highlights are still uneven with no highlights in the back. They have the worst customer service, I will never go back there again!!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I had no idea that there was a Cosmetology school in the KC metro area that offered CIDESCO, but was very please to find out Independence College of Cosmetology does. When I went to the location, I was able to meet Linda (the Director), and I fell in love. She is the sweetest, most knowledgeable woman I have met. She gave me the history of the school and I could tell, there is so much passion and heart. It was fun to hear the family history of how and when her mom and dad started the college. They also offer financial aid, in-house financing with no interest. When she says, "when our graduates are successful, we are successful", I really believe she means that! You will just have to go in and meet her for yourself and get the tour of the school. I would recommend this school to anyone, I said, there is so much passion and heart there.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 815 W 23rd St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +8162524247

Institution is active in current year: 1

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