The Spa School in Columbus

Columbus, OH

(Rating 2.4 based on 5 reviews)
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The Spa School offers 12-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 3% are women, and 97% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at The Spa School is 16173$, that is above national average. 78% of full-time The Spa School students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $27,200, 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 The Spa School 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 Spa School students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,984
$30,001 - $48,000$15,941
$48,001 - $75,000$15,991
$75,001 - $110,000$18,231

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the (the 2d largest program, lasting 3 months) is $1,100 per year and $13,200 in total. Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General is the third largest program at The Spa School, and it takes a full-time student 15 months to complete. This one will cost $24,250 per year and $291,000 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 13 months length Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General will cost you $18,850 per year, $226,200 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


114 of The Spa School undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 49 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes The Spa School number 277 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Ohio.

Students at The Spa School 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


The Spa School graduation rate is above the national average.

78% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to The Spa School 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 indicator 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 The Spa School is 17:1, that means that for every 17 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 Spa School 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 Spa School 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 Spa School offers 12 programs in total: 6 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 3 - for 1-year, but less than-2-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 40 universities in Franklin county. The Spa School is one of the few institutions in Franklin 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 Ohio state average data to help you compare.


The Spa School provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 95 students with 85086 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for The Spa School

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Interesting experience with a midget here.. tried to get services done but the spa is a wreck wouldn't return for free or if they paid me.. ruined my hair and my skin is bleached

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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The instructors make everyone feel very welcomed. Everyone is friendly and kind. I feel very confident going out on my own once I graduate.

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You know.. these teachers deal with a lot and students constantly come and go with education being fast-tracked into graduation. I'm not going to get into the complaints (which I do have like everyone else) or discredit the bad reviews here. I enjoyed the majority of my time in school and Mrs. Turf was the most wonderful teacher to her students. I have never had a better teacher than her.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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This school is an absolute joke,they’re just trying to scam poor people into $20,000 for not being taught.I asked for a new copy of the handbook after the rule changes were made and there response was you should already have one and if you don’t ask the manager(the manger is always at the other school when we need to discuss things with her).Getting suspended for freedom of speach,told it is in the handbook and once again not given a copy.Teachers breaking not only our rules given to us but there rules.They are on there phones and they are not allowed to be the only reason they would need to be is to contact admins and we have 3 desk phones plus admin is 20 ft away.Getting there hair done on clock when there not allowed to and doing there old clients when they are not allowed to on clock.If I knew this school was going to be like this I would have never wasted my $20,000 to give to this place when they don’t teach you,they’re very rude to you,gossip to and about you. My first client on the floor was a little African American girl,I have never flat ironed or even touched natural hair and they do not teach you that In juniors or are you given a naturaled hair mannequin once in the 1200,1500,or 1800 hrs you are there.I was told I was going to be shown and they did not show me so another student taught me.So what I’m saying is don’t waste your money when you can go to a better school and be taught better

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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The Spa School is definitely a joke. I did receive my nail license from this school and they have constantly contacted me regarding signing up for Esthetic License and I would never ever attend this facility again. While in school I brought concerns to instructors and head of the program and they can careless. Students are treated as inferior. Instructors have attitudes out of this world. Also, the FIVE STAR reviews from Melissa Neal and Kelly Jo are actually instructors at the facility so take it with a grain of salt. But I will say Ms.Neal does teach manicurist well if you have the option to learn with her. You will pass the nail licensing exam but don’t expect to get any actual skills.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 5050 N High


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +614252525214

Institution is active in current year: 1

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