Niles School of Cosmetology in Niles

Niles, IL

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Niles School of Cosmetology offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 3.7% are women, and 96.3% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Niles School of Cosmetology is 7443$, that is at the level of national average. 57% of full-time Niles School of Cosmetology students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $16,600, 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 Niles School 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, Niles School of Cosmetology students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,587
$30,001 - $48,000$6,580
$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 10 months) is $5,333 per year and $64,000 in total.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


59 of Niles School of Cosmetology undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 73 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Niles School of Cosmetology number 231 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Niles School of Cosmetology awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant 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


Niles School of Cosmetology graduation rate is above the national average.

57% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Niles School 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 index 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 Niles School of Cosmetology 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 Niles School 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 Niles School 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

Niles School of Cosmetology offers 6 programs in total: 6 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 134 universities in Cook county. Niles School of Cosmetology is one of the few institutions in Cook 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 Illinois state average data to help you compare.


Niles School of Cosmetology provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 71 students with 64120 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Niles School of Cosmetology

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Great school.

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I go there every week always happy with there work.

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Great haircut for a great price as well as sound styling advice. So pleased, definitely going again.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I started Niles School of Cosmetology 1 year ago. In this 365 days I managed to finish a school, take state exam, receive my license and got a job! What an amazing year! When I started to look for a school I was not sure what to choose Esthetician or Cosmetology. Esthetician license will only allow you to do Facial and faxing, while Cosmetology one will let you do the same plus hair (what will bring you a lot more money) and nails. I checked all other school near my district and Niles school had the best price and a lot more customers than other schools. And this school was in business for more than 30 years. A lot of people know about it and a lot of salon owners come here to recruit new employees. I was blessed with teachers too. Love all of them! If you are immigrant like me, and your English is far from being good, dont worry in a few month you gonna speak fluently. Give it a try! Im 100% satisfied!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Out of all the cosmetology schools in Chicago, I’m really glad I chose Niles. The teachers here really have a lot of experience with cutting hair and always take the time to give good demonstrations. I looked at a lot of other hair schools out there and settled on this one because of price. The classes, as well as the courses are pretty fun. Some of the technical stuff can be kind of boring, but we have to learn it for the state license exam. Most of the knowledge I now know comes from cutting hair in the school’s hair salon. Reading info in a book is a lot different than doing it in real life. I started going part time and then switched to full time after a few months. I would totally recommend this school to anyone who wants good training or is thinking about costs.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 8057 N. Milwaukee Avenue


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +8479658061

Institution is active in current year: 1

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