Knoxville Institute of Hair Design in Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

(Rating 4.2 based on 5 reviews)

Knoxville Institute of Hair Design offers 12-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 63.6% are women, and 36.4% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Knoxville Institute of Hair Design is 6580$, that is at the level of national average. 84% of full-time Knoxville Institute of Hair Design 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 Knoxville Institute of Hair Design 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, Knoxville Institute of Hair Design students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,560
$30,001 - $48,000$6,567
$48,001 - $75,000$6,860
$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/Cosmetologist, General (the 2d largest program, lasting 12 months) is $12,600 per year and $151,200 in total. is the third largest program at Knoxville Institute of Hair Design, and it takes a full-time student 6 months to complete. This one will cost $1,960 per year and $23,520 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 6 months length Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor will cost you $1,375 per year, $16,500 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


26 of Knoxville Institute of Hair Design undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 39 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Knoxville Institute of Hair Design number 165 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Tennessee.

Students at Knoxville Institute of Hair Design awarded 4 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

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


Knoxville Institute of Hair Design graduation rate is above the national average.

84% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Knoxville Institute of Hair Design 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 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Knoxville Institute of Hair Design is 15:1, that means that for every 15 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 Knoxville Institute of Hair Design 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 Knoxville Institute of Hair Design 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

Knoxville Institute of Hair Design offers 12 programs in total: 6 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 6 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 187 universities in Tennessee state. Knoxville Institute of Hair Design is one of the few institutions in Tennessee 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 Tennessee state average data to help you compare.


Knoxville Institute of Hair Design provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 50 students with 45079 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Knoxville Institute of Hair Design

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First, the bad news. Yes, the building and facilities are old. But, they are clean and serviceable enough to be continually approved by the Knox County Health Department, so I'm OK with experiencing a little bit of the remaining eccentric history in Happy Holler. If you want "high-dollar atmosphere", go somewhere else, and rest assured- you will pay for it. Next, the good news: KIHD is a 3 generation family establishment, and many women (and men!) in Knoxville know a good deal when they see it. That's why we keep going back. The instructors are highly-skilled and experienced in every aspect of cosmetology. The students are there because they want to learn a valuable skill to go with the natural talent they have recognized in themselves. I respect people like that! I have found both students and instructors to be kind, cheerful, helpful, and more than competent. You'd have to flip through one of their textbooks to understand how hard those students work, and how much information they must absorb. If they don't "make the grade", they don't receive a license from the State of Tennessee. If the students fail, then their instructors have, by default, failed also. I have seen predominantly good attitudes and practices at KIHD. Most of the student and instructors seem to be properly motivated. Everyone has an "off day". (Including the patrons! Maybe especially the patrons!) Before you post a bad review, ask yourself if you carried a bad mood and a steaming mess of an over-processed head of hair into the school, and expected them to work miracles with your already-damaged hair? Did you insist on a process or a chemical which the experienced instructors strongly advised against? I, personally, have had only one "bad experience" at KIHD and that was over 20 years ago. And you know what? My hair grew out and I got over it! I consider KIHD to be one of the most satisfying experiences in Knoxville. That's why I keep going back. I gave a 4 out of 5 star rating because nothing is perfect. I don't expect it to be. The homeless situation in that area is unfortunate, but once I am inside the premises at KIHD, I feel perfectly safe. It would be a shame if the homeless problem caused one of Knoxville's oldest cosmetology schools to move or close. I am happy to affirm that I feel 100% percent better today than I did last week, because KIHD recently gave me one of the best perms I've ever had in my life! I am now sporting about 80% to 90% of the "perfect 'do" I was envisioning when I walked in last week! I call that a high success rate! Over the years, I have gone elsewhere, paid a lot more, and got a lot less satisfaction for my buck. I'll stick with KIHD!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Not a good choice for schools. they barely teach you the basics & then they check out. in a very rough part of town. a lot of hobos & drug addicts & prostitutes in the area. the school is very run down.Very unprofesional.

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This School is awesome!! All the students were funny and nice and actually were normal and talked to you about normal life. out of the 3 schools I have been to they were the nicest and down to earth people I know. I got highlights and they turned out awesome their Cosmetology girls are great!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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To believe the lies on this padge without personally experiencing them first hand is shameful. In case you havent already guessed most of the complaints on this page are either old or they are from people who didnt like the outcome of their hair even though all instructors fairly warn you that if your hair is to damaged or they dont believe it will take you are getting this treatment at your own risk. This is a school not a salon all students are here to learn to come on this page and write such hateful reviews about STUDENTS is childish it does nothing but lower there self esteem. I have been a student here for 6 months and I will tell you personally this school is the best I have ever went to and I myself have tryed several schools. Please do not judge this school by a simple paragraph come in and find out for yourself. Take it from me you will not be disappointed and if you are then go some where else no one is going to your place of buisness and completly bashing it so please if you are leaving hateful comments here try calling us instead or coming back in I personally have never seen 1 person leave here unhappy or if they were didnt show it and has always been serviced again if there was a mistake free of charge.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1221 N Central Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +8659711529

Institution is active in current year: 1

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