The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona in Altoona

Altoona, PA

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The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona offers 9-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1. 5.3% are women, and 94.7% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona is 10687$, that is at the level of national average. 67% of full-time The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona 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 The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona 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, The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,916
$30,001 - $48,000$11,973
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--

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 $2,375 per year and $28,500 in total. is the third largest program at The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona, and it takes a full-time student 2 months to complete. This one will cost $450 per year and $5,400 for the full completion.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


11 of The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 15 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona number 350 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona 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 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


The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona graduation rate is above the national average.

67% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona 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 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 schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona is 7:1, that means that for every 7 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 The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona 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 The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona 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

The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona 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 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 75 students with 67500 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona

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Took the girl 2 1/2 hours to roll my hair for a perm,so to get a perm and haircut was a total of 4 1/2 hrs. Half my hair is straight. I will never go back,or ever give anybody a good review to go here. No point calling and complaining,I don't want to be there again for 4 1/2 hrs. So wasted $ 45 dollars. Then my mother had her hair dyed. Took 3 hours. She had asked for a gray color she picked out,well her hair came out blonde. She told the girl like 6 times this isn't the correct color. The girl preceded to put mousse or whatever gel to spike it,and again my mother mentioned it,as did I. Finally she got her instructor,which had her mix another color. A total of 4 instructors helped her. Instead of these instructors checking on these kids and helping and walking around-they are to busy talking.Instead these girls had to make numerous trips to ask questions.Then you have to wait around for towels to get your hair dried,because either there isn't enough or nobody is cleaning them. Just overall horrible experience and a waste of money.

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The teachers and staff go above and beyond for all their students and they are willing to take time to work with you one on one to make sure you understand it. They let you creativity SHINE by doing unique challenges from makeup to updo's. Even the office staff works with each student when life throws you a curveball they will help you figure out the options that's in the best interest of you. They love motivating and watching each student succeed. I love going to school and knowing that you are going to make a beautiful creation on each person that sits in your chair. I love knowing my career is boosting self confidence and making the natural beauty of people SHINE.

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Overall Rating:

This school is amazing! When I was first talking about coming to school I was so nervous and scared because I didn’t was to be bullied like I was all through middle school and high school. When something started I went straight to Ms Michelle and it got snagged in the butt right away! The educators are amazing and I wouldn’t change the way they teach us!! I love this school and always recommend this school when someone asks about going to a beauty school! LOVE IT! TSPA PROUD!

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I went to get a haircut today for the 1st time. Wow!! This was awesome. Crystal went above and beyond to make my experience great. I love my new cut!! You made my day, thanks ☺

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Overall Rating:

One of the best Salons I've been to. Great staff that greeted us right when we walked in the door. I was with two of my male friends, who went to get their hair cut. After we were greeted, two staff members Ashley and Jen Dennis immediately had the two gentlemen in chairs to begin their haircuts! They made them both feel as if they knew them their entire lives. Making them laugh and enjoy the entire experience. Most of all they made the guys feel comfortable being in a salon. The facility was gorgeous and clean. You could really tell the staff enjoyed their jobs which makes the experience, that much better. Thank you ladies at the salon and we WILL be back. I highly recommend this salon to anyone :)

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 415 D Orchard Avenue


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +8149444494

Institution is active in current year: 1

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