Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia in Columbia

Columbia, SC

Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia offers 9-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 4.8% are women, and 95.2% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia is 16422$, that is above national average. 70% of full-time Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia 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-Columbia 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-Columbia students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$15,657
$30,001 - $48,000$16,695
$48,001 - $75,000$17,472
$75,001 - $110,000$18,611

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 6 months) is $2,950 per year and $35,400 in total. is the third largest program at Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia, and it takes a full-time student 3 months to complete. This one will cost $975 per year and $11,700 for the full completion.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


153 of Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 61 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia number 77 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

Students at Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia 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 guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

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.

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 Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia.

Weekend/evening college

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

Graduation Rate


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

70% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia 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 an extensive number of students. This indicator 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 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 Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia is 15:1, that means that for every 15 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 Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia 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-Columbia 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-Columbia 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 110 universities in South Carolina state. Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia is one of the few institutions in South Carolina 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 South Carolina state average data to help you compare.


Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 197 students with 176850 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia

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Very positive atmosphere, have good knowledge of hair. Very professional.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Enjoyed my visit. Loved the 80s party and music!!! First time getting a perm. My student was great and we had good conversation. What I liked the most was their celebrations for each student who completed their 800 hours. It’s like a mini graduation and cute as can be. Might want to go to school for cosmology one day.

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Took a tour of the school today and I was highly impressed Mrs. M was an outstanding tour guide well verse.

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The owner is terrible ! I purchased a flat iron and products from the school. This was my second defective iron from them. I was told by the employee to keep my box as there was a lifetime guarantee on it bc I purchased directly from them. I did exactly what I was told from the employee. I tried to contact them about the damage iron and received a call a day short of a week later. The representative was not helpful . I went to the school to speak with the owner as I knew he ran things from when they first opened. He could careless about what his employee had told me and did not care to try even resolve my issue. I’ve been going to Paul Mitchell since they opened years ago. It’s a shame that when I told him he lost a customer his response was combative. I was told to have a wonderful day from the rep while leaving ( VERY RUDE). I would not recommend them !!! Customers are what keep you in business and when you can’t listen to concerns, You lose my hard earned money. I have sent them plenty of business ( customers) but will no longer do business with them. Again, as you can see in there response .... he is lying about someone demanding anything. Such bad business when you have to lie about what actually happened. No one ever said the flat iron was new . I told you that the representative said that it was a lifetime guarantee bc I purchased it from the salon there. ... this came from your employee not mine ! Trust me .... you won’t get another dollar of mine. And it shows bad taste in your service level again.

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I just called to try to make an appointment. A man answered the phone and I asked if I was calling the appointment line or the school his response to me was this is Paul Mitchell. We are a school. Period. In its entirety we are a school.. period. And yes he actually said the word period repeatedly to me. I just wanted an appointment but he was so rude and condescending I didn't even bother I'll go somewhere else.

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Location & Website

Address: 700 Gervais Street Suite D


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +8037722232

Institution is active in current year: 1

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