Nova Academy of Cosmetology in Rochester

Rochester, MN

Nova Academy of Cosmetology offers 9-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 2% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Nova Academy of Cosmetology is 13324$, that is at the level of national average. 93% of full-time Nova 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 Nova 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, Nova Academy of Cosmetology students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,607
$30,001 - $48,000$13,828
$48,001 - $75,000$15,332
$75,001 - $110,000$16,134

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist (the 2d largest program, lasting 4 months) is $3,817 per year and $45,800 in total. is the third largest program at Nova Academy of Cosmetology, and it takes a full-time student 3 months to complete. This one will cost $1,238 per year and $14,850 for the full completion.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


85 of Nova Academy of Cosmetology undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 75 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Nova Academy of Cosmetology number 118 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Nova Academy of Cosmetology awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial 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.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Nova Academy of Cosmetology.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Nova Academy of Cosmetology graduation rate is above the national average.

93% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Nova 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 a huge 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 educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Nova Academy of Cosmetology is 12:1, that means that for every 12 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


Number of international students


Percent of international students

Students enrollment in distance education


In Nova 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 Nova 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

Nova Academy of Cosmetology offers 9 programs in total: 6 are for less than 1-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 141 universities in Minnesota state. Nova Academy of Cosmetology is one of the few institutions in Minnesota 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 Minnesota state average data to help you compare.


Nova Academy of Cosmetology provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 80 students with 71975 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Nova Academy of Cosmetology

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I got my hair cut and colored. My stylist was friendly but not too chatty. She did a great job. I had the best head massage too. She then colored my eyebrows and they are perfect.

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Friendly but knowledgeable staff and it didnt take forever either. Front desk was very helpful with prices and services. Abby did a great job cutting my heart.

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Sue (Suzette) did a great job with my ugly feet and toenails. Very meticulous and good conversationalist. Highly recommend.

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First of all, I decided to come here as a reward for passing the most important exam of my career because I figured it would be cheaper than a tattoo. WRONG. The prices listed online do not match up with the prices actually charged. My experience was long (over 4 hours) and unorganized. The student who colored my hair had to leave as soon as it was done so someone else cut it. This student was clearly frustrated at having to cut my hair and seemed distracted. Then a third person blow dried my hair. The child working at the front desk expected a tip for all three when literally anyone can blow dry hair. The end result of my hair is NOTHING like I wanted it to be and now I’m out over $100. The color job is uneven (the majority of my highlights are on the back of my head...who would want that?!) and the cut is only layered in the back and not the sides. Now I have to go to a different salon and hope they can help fix what these people screwed up. I’m not sure if I caught the students on a bad day or if their teaching is this bad, but I will not be coming back or recommending this place to anyone.

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I got my makeup done by Morgan Zwart and the result was beautiful! I liked that after every step she asked what I liked/disliked and if I wanted to change anything! She even wrote down the brand and color of the lip gloss because I loved it! Thanks for the great experience!

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Location & Website

Address: 1629 N Broadway Ste 7


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +5072806910

Institution is active in current year: 1

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