Laird Institute of Spa Therapy in Manchester

Manchester, NH

(Rating 3.8 based on 5 reviews)

Laird Institute of Spa Therapy offers 12-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1. 1.5% are women, and 98.5% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Laird Institute of Spa Therapy is 17252$, that is above national average. 92% of full-time Laird Institute of Spa Therapy 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 Laird Institute of Spa Therapy 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, Laird Institute of Spa Therapy students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$17,252
$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 Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage (the 2d largest program, lasting 9 months) is $10,650 per year and $127,800 in total. Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist is the third largest program at Laird Institute of Spa Therapy, and it takes a full-time student 6 months to complete. This one will cost $5,077 per year and $60,918 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 5 months length will cost you $2,883 per year, $34,595 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


56 of Laird Institute of Spa Therapy undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 50 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Laird Institute of Spa Therapy number 33 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Hampshire.

Students at Laird Institute of Spa Therapy awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Students services


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Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

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Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

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Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

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


Laird Institute of Spa Therapy graduation rate is above the national average.

92% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Laird Institute of Spa Therapy 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 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 schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Laird Institute of Spa Therapy 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.

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Students enrollment in distance education


In Laird Institute of Spa Therapy 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 Laird Institute of Spa Therapy 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

Laird Institute of Spa Therapy 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 44 universities in New Hampshire state. Laird Institute of Spa Therapy is one of the few institutions in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire state average data to help you compare.


Laird Institute of Spa Therapy provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 94 students with 84655 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Laird Institute of Spa Therapy

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My daughter was a student here, there were only 2 in her class and the teacher failed to keep them current with their syllabus. The other student withdrew, leaving just her. She was left to be a guinea pig for the day students to practice on and continued to fall further behind on the syllabus (as were the day students). She opted to withdraw as well and she was charged a $75 fee! It was their fault she was withdrawing! They also have terrible communication and don't return phone calls or emails. I would recommend another shorter and less expensive program. The facility also needs an update!!!

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This will be a pretty good choice for everyone

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I went to this school when it was "School of Nail Design" about 14 years ago. It was the BEST decision that I ever made! I was looking for a nails only course with flexible hours as a Mom & this was it. It took 9 months to complete at two nights a week & Saturdays & I had the best time. (And we had to clean too, but that's what you do in a salon every night because it's sanitary) As a bonus, I made some amazing friends too, some that I have kept in touch with over the years. I felt that I learned way more about nails than I would've had I taken a cosmo course. I had worked in three salons and am proud to say that I have been the co-owner of a salon in Derry for 6 years. I LOVE my job & my clients (friends) of 10+ years! I can't say enough about it, it really doesn't feel like work to me! If you are thinking of being a nail tech, this school is the way to go!

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I graduated about 3 weeks ago from the laird institute of spa therapy and I must say it is truly a wonderful school in every aspect from the establishment to the staff and owners! I learned many life long skills to make me successful. They offer hands on demonstrations of the services you will need to learn for your career, as well as a theory class and chapter reviews for your whole book! If you want to feel like you are 100% sure of your self knowing how everything in either spa nails or esthetics is properly preformed I highly recommend you enroll in the laird institute...go laird ; feel prepared -Amber rand

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I was a student at laird institute of spa therapy and i feel very sad about all . The classrooms were a joke. The students were teaching themselves, and unfortunately the students looked like they had no idea what they were doing. I can't even believe she ask for $8000.00 . What!! This school isn't worth $14 on a no interest loan. Besides, you have to buy your own supplies(after you pay all this money). To be honest, I really feel bad for the students training there . I would run the other way. This school is ran down and appears very dysfunctional. If you are considering going to this school as a student, DON'T. I am currently a student and feel totally SCAMMED !!! Angie is extremely kind, but she does not have the experience to be an instructor. BrigidI don't even going to let you know about, a esthetics instructor to do nails? First they promise things that do not comply: after all you have to clean the whole school as a maid because even that person don't want to pay a cleanup. Tables and chairs for the pedicures are of poor quality .

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Location & Website

Address: 981 Second Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +6036256100

Institution is active in current year: 1

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