Steven Papageorge Hair Academy in Chicago

Chicago, IL

Steven Papageorge Hair Academy offers 9-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 10.9% are women, and 89.1% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Steven Papageorge Hair Academy is 15800$, that is above national average. 89% of full-time Steven Papageorge Hair Academy students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $15,900, 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 Steven Papageorge Hair Academy 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, Steven Papageorge Hair Academy students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,031
$30,001 - $48,000--
$48,001 - $75,000$17,466
$75,001 - $110,000$19,646

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 $10,350 per year and $124,200 in total. is the third largest program at Steven Papageorge Hair Academy, and it takes a full-time student 6 months to complete. This one will cost $1,900 per year and $22,800 for the full completion.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


61 of Steven Papageorge Hair Academy undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 66 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Steven Papageorge Hair Academy number 197 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Steven Papageorge Hair Academy awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


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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

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

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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


Steven Papageorge Hair Academy graduation rate is above the national average.

89% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Steven Papageorge Hair Academy 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 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 Steven Papageorge Hair Academy is 13:1, that means that for every 13 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 Steven Papageorge Hair Academy 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 Steven Papageorge Hair Academy 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

Steven Papageorge Hair Academy 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 134 universities in Cook county. Steven Papageorge Hair Academy is one of the few institutions in Cook 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 Illinois state average data to help you compare.


Steven Papageorge Hair Academy provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 48 students with 43505 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Steven Papageorge Hair Academy

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Overall Rating:

I usually go to a professional salon where I pay $65+ for a haircut and style, & I received a better haircut from the student at Steven Papageorge. I think I paid $16 + tip. I let them know that I have curly hair and wanted bangs , as a previous hairstylist refused to cut bangs for me at a different salon because of my curls. The instructor and student actually listened to what I wanted. The student did her research and took time to cut my hair perfectly & the instructor kept coming to check on her and helped with the bangs. Both of them were very professional and friendly. The entire process was very professional and I had a better experience than with a full price salons.

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Love going here! Very talented, sweet students and great service. This will be my regular place to go for a haircut in the city- good prices if you’re on a budget. Got my hair dyed, cut and styled by Heidi last week and loved how it looks and feels. Ask for Heidi!

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Wonderful space, very kind people. Overall a great experience everytime I go :) always pleased with my results.

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After much deliberation with myself I decided I wasn't happy in my current career and that I would follow my true passion which has always been hair. After talking to my hair stylist she told me to check out Steven Papageorge Hair Academy. I am so glad that I did. The space is absolutely amazing and the program is very affordable compared to what different academy's charge and applying for financial aid and grants was very simple with the help I received from Alex. The teachers here actually care and will sit with you one on one if there is something that you are having trouble with, that is very rare and almost unheard of at bigger schools. Mr. Steven is also there on a daily basis walking the clinic floor, checking in on students and helping. Show me another school where the owner of the school actually will be at the school walking around the clinic floor helping out and talking to students. That is EXTREMELY rare. We were also presented with so many opportunities to work on fashion shoots, fashion shows as well as had amazing classes within the school with top stylists in the industry such as Kris Sorbie of Redken. I was presented with an opportunity of a job at a salon even before I graduated which is amazing. Mr. Steven even has local salons come to the school to do interviews with students for open positions they have available. All the teachers are very helpful and you can tell they love what they do. Mrs. Carol teaches theory and handles the practical exams for students under 300hours. Mrs. Leticia is our cutting techniques teachers she also works behind the chair and is also on the creative team for TIGI. Mrs. Lourdes also teaches cutting techniques as well as hair styling. Mrs. Analie is our color theory and color techniques teacher, Ms. Naomi also teaches cutting and handles the practical exams for students over 300hours. All the teachers are amazing and I am so glad I had the privilege getting my education from them. I will go very far in my career with what they have taught me in my time at the academy. I would recommended the academy to anyone wanting to get into a career in cosmetology. I finished up my cosmetology degree and decided I will also be working toward getting my educator in cosmetology degree at Steven Papageorge Academy and have since began teaching at the academy since finishing my student teaching hours and passing my cosmetology educator state board exams. The opportunities for your future at Steven’s academy are endless.

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Highly reccomend! Extremely welcoming atmosphere and very flexible hours. Not only are all of the instructors tremendously talented stylists but the owner of the school is also very experienced in both cosmetology and business. The structure of the academy highly mirrors the work environment of a salon. Students are provided the knowledge that is necessary to become extremely successful in the industry. Enroll with confidence!

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Location & Website

Address: 1113-15 W Belmont


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +7738835100

Institution is active in current year: 1

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