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 undergraduate students 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


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

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 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 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 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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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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The students want to learn there is energy and I love to see young people find their calling and passion and they do great hair.

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Joining this school has been the best decision I've ever made. There is so much opportunity available if you are willing to take it. Everyone knows the owner Steven, who is an extremely great mentor that strives for success for every student. Students are able to attend and participate in fashion shows located there at the school! It's great to have hands on experiences with models, clients, and other students as well. In the morning there is theory and afterwards you work with your mannequin. Specific days are dedicated for cutting, coloring, styling, makeup, etc. People from all over, and from different companies who are experienced and well known, come to educate the students. It's refreshing getting information from someone other than the teachers. Regarding the teachers, they are great influences as well. Each teacher is well-rounded, but also is an expertise in certain aspects. I really enjoy how helpful each teacher is, and how they are not only teachers, but they are also hairdressers as well. They are very educated and credible. The class size isn't overwhelming, therefore, each student can get undivided attention when needed. Next, we have a diverse crowd of students and not all speak english, so I think it's extremely important that the teachers are able to communicate to others due to the fact that they are fluent in Spanish. Lastly, the school is overall a positive environment. It's in a great location with a lot of natural lighting and everyone is outgoing and open to new experiences. Every student works together and also they are friendly to one another. It's great to see everyone grow together. Overall, this school is the place to be. Like I said, it's the best decision I ever made... There is so much to experience here; furthermore, I recommend it to anyone who seeks great opportunity and success with their future career :)

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Steven Papageorge Hair Academy has a very flexible schedule which is great if you have to work. The teachers are excellent and very helpful, They're also active stylists so you don't only get a teacher but you also get someone who is currently working in a salon as well. They were able to help me transfer my license from another state and are the only school who would let me attend for a specific amount of hours which were needed to be license here. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in becoming a cosmetologist to check out this school. It is an amazing experience and you will get the opportunity to work with amazing stylist and get hands on for special events.

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After searching through many beauty schools, I came across Steven Papageorge Hair Academy. I made an appointment to talk with the owner about enrolling, Steven was very friendly, and he gave me a ton of options as far as how I would pay for the entire school experience. They are definitely accommodating for those with a strict budget. Enrolling was a piece of cake, and the staff is extremely helpful; they are always willing to answer any questions you may have. One thing I absolutely loved about this school was that they brought the best instructors from top of the line companies to teach us classes on how to transform clients into Hollywood worthy beauty. I had the best time learning at this school, and I am extremely thankful for all that I have retained to make me the best hairdresser I can be. Thank you Steven Papageorge Hair Academy!

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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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