PCI Academy-Ames in Ames

Ames, IA

PCI Academy-Ames offers 12-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 2.8% are women, and 97.2% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at PCI Academy-Ames is 12871$, that is at the level of national average. 68% of full-time PCI Academy-Ames students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $18,400, 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 PCI Academy-Ames 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, PCI Academy-Ames students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,073
$30,001 - $48,000$11,440
$48,001 - $75,000$13,581
$75,001 - $110,000$14,870

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


51 of PCI Academy-Ames undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 28 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes PCI Academy-Ames number 75 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Iowa.

Students at PCI Academy-Ames 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

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


PCI Academy-Ames graduation rate is above the national average.

68% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to PCI Academy-Ames 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 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 PCI Academy-Ames 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 PCI Academy-Ames 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 PCI Academy-Ames 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

PCI Academy-Ames offers 12 programs in total: 9 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 92 universities in Iowa state. PCI Academy-Ames is one of the few institutions in Iowa 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 Iowa state average data to help you compare.


PCI Academy-Ames provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 195 students with 175195 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for PCI Academy-Ames

Overall Rating:

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I came as a customer not a student but I had a great experience! Highly recommend!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Amazing staff and students you can’t go wrong here!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I've been going to PCI on and off since I was thirteen. Overall, I really love PCI! I would recommend anyone to go there. I would say to remember to be specific and bring in pictures. Make sure you relay all information to the instructors as well as your stylist. Love the update they recently have had. Makes a great environment. My only complaint is nitpicking on pricing... $5 to straighten or curl your hair seems silly when you're paying for multiple services.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I really like the concept of this place and was hoping it would be my new favorite place to get my haircut, but sadly it didn't accomplish that in the least bit. I came promptly at 8 PM as I knew they closed at 9 PM and they said to budget an hour. Well they had me wait for 8 minutes as a group of girls were circled up laughing and then finally one had to be bullied into giving me the time to cut my hair. We agreed upon what style of hair I wanted and the lengths. Well my hair cut lady was nice enough person to talk to, but didnt follow any of the agreed upon lengths or style. When i asked to have the sides shortened she seemed like i was being super high maintenance even though the 2nd time it wasnt even as short as agreed upon. Then she cut the top of my hair which should have been easy. When I asked to have my bangs shorten after her first round she BARELY trimmed the 2nd attempt then said good enough since it was getting close to 9. Her trainer came by and showed her several areas that could be improved upon and attempted to show her, but again it was getting close to 9 so i think her focus had drifted else where. She didnt even style / vacuum/ clean up my hair at the end so it looked like a hot mess. Following that they tried to pressure sell me into signing up on the spot for a 2nd apptmt... good luck with that. When it was time to pay my hair cut lady walked up to the counter with me and i had to say in front of her verbally what she deserved as a tip. Kind of shady tactic in my opinion as your not going to give a lower tip even if appropriate unless you are truly soulless creature with her staring you down. In end the whole experience took 1 hour and 24 minutes. The atmosphere of the place was semi unprofessional as well. They werent rude, but if this is a school teaching how to cater to a service industry they are a long ways off. Going forward I will go somewhere else having to pay a couple bucks extra, but saving a bunch of time...PS- my bangs are still so long that I will likely have to go get them trimmed in next couple weeks somewhere else :(

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I scheduled an appointment with a girl that had a deal going where it was 31 dollars for a cut and color so a pretty good deal. I got there and the surroundings there was really noisy and chaotic. I showed them the picture I wanted and didn't do at all what I wanted in the picture and took them 4 hours just to color cut and do my eyebrows. I was stressed the whole 4 hours not knowing what to expect and sat there with nothing to do. When I went to check out I ended up paying way overpriced and not 31 dollars and charged me extra for a balage which was 40 extra on top the 31 dollars and extra 17 dollars each for three different color zones which had no clue what the hell that was and wasn't informed ahead of time that I'd be paying all this just so my hair was "nice". Probably won't be going back anytime soon.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 309 Kitty Hawk Dr.


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +5159563784

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: PCI-Academy.com

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