PCI Academy-Ames in Ames

Ames, IA

(Rating 2.4 based on 5 reviews)

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

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Academic/career counseling service

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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

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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 index 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 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.

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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

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Overall Rating:

This is the first time I have had my hair done at PCI. The student and the teacher took time to find out what i wanted. The teacher went into detail with the student about what she needed to do. She explained things very well and the student understood exactly what to do. My hair turned out beautiful!!!! Very professional! I will definitely be going back and have recommended them to many of my friends as well as posting about it on Facebook and snapchat! Kudos to both student and teacher!!!!!

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They blast the music heavy metal. Asked if they could put something else on and they refused. I asked who the manager was she said she didn't know. Last time I was here a couple staff members also voiced concerned about the music playing. They also said they were embarrassed. When you get your hair done you don't want to listen to hard rock music blasting. I will never be back.

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I’ve gone here a couple times, and will continue to. I love the people its a great environment. Yes I have had one “bad” experience where a mistake was made but they fixed it as soon as I mentioned it. I would definitely suggest going here.

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Took two and a half hours for the girlfriend to get a BUZZ CUT. After an hour and a half the instructor had to take over, and the student still insisted on taking a photo so she could take credit for "her" haircut. Even after all that, it was terrible and I did better with Walmart clippers. I know it's a school but how can you screw up a buzz cut, and I, who's never cut hair before, did a better job in 10 minutes.

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I understand this is a place of learning, though some things are just common sense. Like not over scheduling one student or under estimating the time the appointment will take, after a client is already there. The teachers do NOT help the situation, they are sassier then the students themselves; not professionals. I would not recommend going to PCI unless you know who you are scheduling your appointment with personally.

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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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