O'Briens Aveda Institute in South Burlington

South Burlington, VT

O'Briens Aveda Institute offers 15-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1. 5.8% are women, and 94.2% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at O'Briens Aveda Institute is 11658$, that is at the level of national average. 66% of full-time O'Briens Aveda Institute students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $17,600, 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 O'Briens Aveda Institute 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, O'Briens Aveda Institute students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$10,836
$30,001 - $48,000$11,966
$48,001 - $75,000$14,496
$75,001 - $110,000$14,821

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 10 months) is $13,729 per year and $164,750 in total. Barbering/Barber is the third largest program at O'Briens Aveda Institute, and it takes a full-time student 9 months to complete. This one will cost $10,125 per year and $121,500 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 6 months length Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage will cost you $4,715 per year, $56,580 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


61 of O'Briens Aveda Institute undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 88 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes O'Briens Aveda Institute number 21 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Vermont.

Students at O'Briens Aveda Institute awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial 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


O'Briens Aveda Institute graduation rate is above the national average.

66% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to O'Briens Aveda Institute 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 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 O'Briens Aveda Institute is 8:1, that means that for every 8 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 O'Briens Aveda Institute 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 O'Briens Aveda Institute 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

O'Briens Aveda Institute offers 15 programs in total: 9 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 27 universities in Vermont state. O'Briens Aveda Institute is one of the few institutions in Vermont 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 Vermont state average data to help you compare.


O'Briens Aveda Institute provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 46 students with 41400 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Location & Website

Address: 1475 Shelburne Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +8026589591

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: obriensavedainstitute.org

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