Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines in Des Moines

Des Moines, IA

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Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines offers 16-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. 2.6% are women, and 97.4% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines is 8716$, that is at the level of national average. 63% of full-time Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $18,600, 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 Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines 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, Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,753
$30,001 - $48,000$10,807
$48,001 - $75,000$14,413
$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 Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other (the 2d largest program, lasting 6 months) is $1,338 per year and $16,050 in total. Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage is the third largest program at Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines, and it takes a full-time student 6 months to complete. This one will cost $5,000 per year and $60,000 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 5 months length Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist will cost you $3,125 per year, $37,500 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


142 of Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 61 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines number 60 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Iowa.

Students at Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines 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


Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines graduation rate is above the national average.

63% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines 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 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 educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines 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 Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines 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 Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines 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 Main Campus

The campus located by 3305 70Th St address in Des Moines, Iowa.


Main Campus 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 Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines with 0.76% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines offers 16 programs in total: 9 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 4 - for 2-year, but less than 4-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 Iowa state. Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines is one of the few institutions in Iowa 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 Iowa state average data to help you compare.


Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 201 students with 181243 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines

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I have been calling every week to speak with the Admissions Director and she is never available. I leave voicemails and my contact information to the ladies who answer the phones . I am interested in attending this school but whats the point if the Director doesnt even TRY to reach out to potential students ..

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I went for a manicure. I ask if they did French manicure and they told me they don't actually teach the students how to do nails at this location. I wish I would of just left then, but I didn't. The student was very friendly but my nails were not done professionally. It was more like a manicure I do at home. I got them done four days ago and every nail is chipped so I already need them redone. I do not recommend you get your nails done as they have few tools. She did not trim my cuticles, only add oils and lotion, and did a hand soak. They did not have a nail dryer. I wasn't adding fake nails which is also on their list of services, just a simple manicure. She did a good job shaping the nails. The student did an excellent job considering she was never taught and it isn't her fault they don't teach it there but they need to take it off the list of services if they do not teach unless you like paying $10 for a shape, and paint job that looks like you did it yourself.

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Always happy with my hair cut and style. The staff are very friendly and do a Good. job.... Kathy

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I've gotten several perms here. Always satisfied. My son graduated from ISB 25 years ago and makes very good money.

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Hi, I'm Jessie. My experience here at ISB have been really positive for me, I love the staff and the students are really nice. I come to school hoping to always learn something new. The speakers we get are pretty much what I enjoy specially when it's about makeup.... I love makeup a lot. The instructors are one on one and I love that because that's the best way for me too learn, an I love how are relationship is because I have a bond here with everyone. I love our new instructor Amy she really makes me feel happy and comfortable at school she's like a mom to me, she teaches me so many new techniques an I'm grateful for the time she gives me. I'm grateful to be at this school doing what I love and that's to make a difference in myself and a difference for everyone. Personally, this is the school is for me. The Prosper U is a great system to learn for the world specially for you're professional side. ☺️ I love this school with all of my heart and I love the instructors as I said there all like moms to me, they care about me. An it might be just me I didn't have a mom there for me and support me like they do. And I'm grateful for everything they have taught me and they have pushed me through things that I thought I could not do, but in the end I could I just needed a push. That's my experience here at ISB, it's like a second home. ❤️️

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Location & Website

Address: 3305 70th St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +515278993913

Institution is active in current year: 1

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