Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham in Hoover

Hoover, AL

Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham offers 15-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 3.9% are women, and 96.1% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham is 16740$, that is above national average. 59% of full-time Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham 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 Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham 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, Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,674
$30,001 - $48,000$18,178
$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 12 months) is $11,300 per year and $135,600 in total. Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor is the third largest program at Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham, and it takes a full-time student 4 months to complete. This one will cost $2,433 per year and $29,200 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 8 months length Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist will cost you $7,420 per year, $89,040 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


139 of Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 60 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham number 77 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Alabama.

Students at Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham 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

Yellow Ribbon Program

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


Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham graduation rate is above the national average.

59% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham 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 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 Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham is 20:1, that means that for every 20 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


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham 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 Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham 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

Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham offers 15 programs in total: 9 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 6 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 94 universities in Alabama state. Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham is one of the few institutions in Alabama 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 Alabama state average data to help you compare.


Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 189 students with 169654 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Paul Mitchell the School-Birmingham

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This was my first time, and it was an okay experience. It took a long time for a wash & cut (75 minutes), but that is to be expected as it is a teaching school. I ended up fixing my own hair once I got home because there were lots of uneven places. If you are broke & can't afford to go somewhere else, this is a good choice. You just may have to repair your hair a bit on your own afterwards.

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I have been a faithful customer for 6 years, and I have been satisfied with my hair cut and highlight services. Unfortunately the past few times I have had highlights done, the learning leaders have not led the students well. Recently the student was unfamiliar with highlighting and caused the lightener to “bleed” causing an intense and distinctly different contrast to show up on the root and parted portion of hair. They tried to fix the problem by toning this portion. By toning the hair I no longer had highlights in this portion leaving the hair a reddish dark color on the root in contrast to the blond. They offered to provide additional highlights on another visit but I would still have to pay for the lightener. I was told $13. The next time I came within 7 days to have the lightener done to fix the toned area without highlights. It became apparent the learning leaders only add a small amount of lightener to each extra bowl needed to lighten so they can up charge $13 per bowl. I have noticed this in the past. This time I was charged for 3 bowls. The instructor said these extra bowls were not necessary, however the instructor allowed the student to use this amount. In addition to the bleeding mistake that occurred the previous time without proper supervision, I was disappointed by the poor customer service given by the instructors and poor business strategy taken by charging the customer for a mistake that was done under the lack of care by the learning leader. I have recommended this school in the past, but I will no longer do so. I am disappointed in the lack of desire to serve the customer well and the lack of instruction done by the instructors.

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The first time I went my experience exceeded expectations.I have been twice more it service has been terrible.(1) I was told 2 hours and approximately $40 for a basic cut and color. SIX hours later I was still there and the bill was $110 because the student colored my hair in a way we had not discussed during the consultation.(2) I had to bring my child with me to an appointment and was refused service. Which is fine. Inconvenient, but fine. However, the attitude behind the refusal was quite rude.

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I always enjoy every experience I have had at Paul Mitchell! They are very professional and seem to stay on top of students. I wish I had time to go there more often. My last visit was great. I was trying something new with my hair color and wished I would of had time to go back during the grace period to have them go up higher with my color. Other than that everything was great. Do not go in when you are in a hurry. It is a school and they are learning so have to have patience. Thanks so much!

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I am so pleased with my first experience of Paul Mitchell. My stylist was Shelby, and she did a great job of listening to what I asked for. I was very pleased with how her instructor payed attention to her work and helped where needed and did an excellent job. I wish I had gotten her name.I brought pictures and was very specific about wanting layers and they talked out ideas and were willing to give advice and do whatever I wanted. I never felt rushed (even though my hair was super long and it took an hour and a half) or like I was inconveniencing anyone even when I asked them to go back and put some more layers in. Other salons had argued with me about layers in the past and seemed afraid to cut my long hair and I have left disappointed, but not here! Thank you all for a fun and relaxed environment with great prices too!

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Location & Website

Address: 1694 Montgomery Hwy Ste 124


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +205824444219

Institution is active in current year: 1

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