Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology in Whitesburg

Whitesburg, KY

(Rating 2.4 based on 5 reviews)

Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 4.2% are women, and 95.8% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology is 5970$, that is at the level of national average. 86% of full-time Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average.

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 Jenny Lea Academy 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, Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,970
$30,001 - $48,000--
$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 Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor (the 2d largest program, lasting 6 months) is $2,875 per year and $34,500 in total.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


46 of Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 100 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology number 88 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Kentucky.

Students at Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal grant aid.

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

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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.

Graduation Rate


Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology graduation rate is above the national average.

86% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Jenny Lea Academy 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 an extensive number of students. This indicator 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 schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology is 11:1, that means that for every 11 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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Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Jenny Lea Academy 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 Jenny Lea Academy 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

Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology offers 6 programs in total: 3 are for 1-year, but less than-2-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 112 universities in Kentucky state. Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology is one of the few institutions in Kentucky that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-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 Kentucky state average data to help you compare.


Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 40 students with 36000 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology

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Great experience every time I have been there to do my hair color. The students are eager to try new things & excel in doing so. Cheap prices & good staffing! Very pleased!

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I went to Jenny Lea one time and that was enough! They were absolutely terrible. Me and my grandmother decided we would get our nails done there once. I know they are students and all but they could do so much better. When we were getting our nails done, my grandmother did not have her reading glasses on so she could not see what was happening with her nails. I went over to her because I got finished before her and my nails looked like pure trash. Anyways, I looked at her nails and was in shock. They had painted her fingers!! I asked her if she liked them and she replied with " I cannot see them" and in my mind I said well you don't want to. When we were finished, it was a discount day $5 off per person. We asked them if we could get the discount too. The lady at the desk said " No, you didn't get a manicure and a pedicure" but we did. We then asked Jenny Lea herself, because she was there that day, if we could get the discount, she said yes. The lady at the desk was awful and very rude about it. When we finally left we went home and I repainted my grandmothers nails and my nails and it looked 100 times better. Long story short don't go to Jenny Lea. This is not Devon Smith.

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I have always had a great experience getting my hair done here. Tanisha has been fantastic and done exactly what I asked for.My mother came to have her hair done and was not satisfied with her experience. We made a phone call and spoke to the staff there and they are more than willing to correct the issue free of charge. Thus far, everyone I've spoken to has been helpful in this process.

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When I tell you that I wake up and thank god that I don't had to go to that hell hole anymofe, I am not exaggerating. Went without a/c in the summer and heat in the winter... makes 15,000 a pop but can't fix the minor things. Mold in the building and a lunatic running the place. Honestly the mold has probably got to her brain... that or the lip injections bc that owner is dumber than a bag of rocks. Terrible person. Do not trust her, she only cares about money....

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Absolutely terrible... I took my daughter here yesterday and they botched her hair. I know that they are a school but 90% could have been avoided.We wanted a cut and color. The color was fantasy and the cut was just trimming the already established style. I even showed them a picture of her style originally (which was done at the same place last time). I did leave her there while they colored her hair. I came back as they were finishing washing her hair and going to start the cut so I waited in the waiting area. No one came to ask me anything. When the cut was done, they had shaved a lopsided heart into her hair! I did not approve of this. Also, her hair color was nothing like the picture and the cut was also lopsided and they cut more off the back than before. I was very upset and so they decided to talk bad about me in front of my daughter while I walked away to try to calm down. I did pay because I did not want to argue any longer. When I called back, they refused a refund and offered to "fix" the problem. She would have to bald on one side, shorter on the other, and color her hair even more. NOPE not going to touch her anymore. Stay away! Can't fix a big bald spot!

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Location & Website

Address: 74 Parkway Plaza Loop


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +6066338784

Institution is active in current year: 1

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